Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Murphy teaches English 9, English 9H, and Journalism. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Stony Brook University and her master’s degree in English literature from Hofstra University. She is also certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Before joining the OBHS English Department, Ms. Murphy taught English at Hicksville High School and abroad in Seoul, South Korea. Ms. Murphy is the advisor of the school newspaper, The Harbour Voice, and the co-advisor of the school's literary arts magazine, Agapae. Ms. Murphy enjoys teaching at OBHS and is enthusiastic to share her love of reading and writing with her students.