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Michael  Murphy
JFK Principal
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Principal's Bio

My name is Michael Murphy, and I am thrilled to serve as Building Principal of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. I am extremely proud to have been part of John F. Kennedy family for the past 14 years as the Physical Education/Health Teacher and Interim Principal. Prior to joining the J.F.K. staff, I earned my Bachelor’s of Science degree from Montclair State University. After Physical Education teaching stops in Bayonne and Salem City, NJ, I became part of the Berlin Township School District.

I currently reside in Medford Township, NJ. My wife Catherine and I are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters. As a family we spend most of our time traveling to cheerleading competitions and softball games. Beyond education, my second passion is freshwater fishing. I enjoy fishing out of my kayak in freshwater lakes all over South Jersey in search of the big one!

I invite you to look through our website, to learn more about our school. This website is a wonderful resource for parents and community members to help stay informed of all that’s happening at our school; please visit it often for updates and news!

Additionally, I encourage you to join P.E.A.C.E. our parent organization. P.E.A.C.E. does a wonderful job hosting events and raising much needed funds for our district. There is nothing more rewarding than being a part of your child’s education.

I would like to be the first to welcome you to John F. Kennedy Elementary School where students, staff, and parents are all PROUD TO BE EAGLES!