Schools administrator to take assistant superintendent spot
April 10, 2012
The Edmonds School District has tabbed Issaquah School District administrator Patrick Murphy as its new assistant superintendent for secondary schools, according to an announcement made on the Edmonds district website.
Murphy currently serves as Issaquah’s executive director of secondary education, a position he has held for four years. Murphy also spent 12 years as a middle school principal and high school assistant principal in Issaquah schools.
In his current post, Murphy’s duties include providing leadership and support for secondary schools; supervision of high school principals; all high school co-curricular activities, athletic and academic programs; and oversight of the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs, according to the Edmonds website.
Murphy received his Washington State Superintendent Certificate from Washington State University in 2010 and will earn his doctorate in education from WSU this fall. His state principal certification was through the Danforth Program at the University of Washington.
Prior to coming to Issaquah, Murphy was a junior high school assistant principal in Bremerton. He taught social studies in the South Kitsap School District before going to Bremerton.
In Edmonds, Murphy replaces Assistant Superintendent Ken Limon, who is retiring in June. Murphy’s first day on the job in Edmonds is July 1.
Issaquah schools are on spring break and Murphy was not available for comment.