Dr. Patrick K. Murphy has been Superintendent of Schools since July 1, 2009. An Arlington County resident, Dr. Murphy has been an educator since 1988, serving the Fairfax County Public Schools for 19 of the intervening years in a variety of instructional leadership positions. During the final four years, he served as assistant superintendent for accountability, where he was responsible for testing, research and evaluation, and division- and school-based strategic planning.
Dr. Murphy is a native of Northern Virginia and attended W.T. Woodson High School. Click Here for more information on Dr. Murphy's career as an educator.
What Dr. Murphy is Reading
|Brian Wansink, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Bantam, 2006.|
Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Crown Business, 2005
|Bill Milliken, The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic! Hay House, Inc., 2007|
|Mark Lautman, When the Boomers Bail: How Demographics will Sort Communities into Winners and Losers, Logan Square Press, 2011|