Hello Grade Six!
My name is Ms. Murphy and this is my second year teaching at Glenn Arbour Academy. I am so very excited to be back at GAA for another exciting year. I live in Oakville, Ontario and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. I completed my undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Honours Sociology and Minored in Geography. I then travelled to London, Ontario and completed my Bachelor of Education at the Univeristy of Western Ontario. At Western, I was Head of the Athletic Committee for all teacher candidates in my program.
I have a strong passion for athletics and this led me to working at a fitness facility called Life Time Athletic for 4 years as their Kids Academy Manager. I left Life Time to begin my journey as a teacher! I grew up playing REP level volleyball and REP level soccer. Both has led to my competitive nature and dedication for fitness! I coach a REP girls volleyball team, for Pakmen Volleyball Club. Our team has won Ontario Provincials for two years in a row and are ranked 5th in the country.
When I am not at GAA teaching, I co-own a tutoring company called The Travelling Tutors. The Travelling Tutors is a company based on the dedication and passion for giving individualized attention to students who want a push or need extra assistance with learning.
I LOVE Disney movies and country music! I find any excuse to quote FRIENDS and Harry Potter. I truly enjoy spending time up at the cottage and exploring the world travelling! I recently travelled to Italy for a family vacation this past summer and FELL IN LOVE with everything Italian!
I am truly excited to have the grade six students this year! I am looking forward to an exciting and memorable year!