Academy For Teachers - Outstanding Teacher Honored: Ms. Murphy

Staten Island Technical High School
An outstanding teacher from Staten Island Technical High School was recently recognized by The Academy for Teachers. Elizabeth Murphy, who teaches English, was invited to participate in The Academy’s master class “Site-Specific Art” led by Edmund de Waal, acclaimed artist and award-winning author.
Teachers selected for Academy for Teachers master classes show passion for their subjects, creativity in their classrooms, and devotion to their students. “These teachers are exceptional,” said Sam Swope, president of The Academy for Teachers. “We only invite 18 teachers to each class, so being selected is a well-deserved honor for both teacher and school.”
One Fellow reflected on the day, “The day was great for a number of reasons. It was a time to reflect about making art, placing art and playing with ideas and concepts. It was great to meet new colleagues and get a window into different teaching worlds.”
The Academy's master classes bring outstanding teachers together with leading experts, intellectuals, and artists for a day of high-level instruction and inspiration, enabling teachers to return to their classrooms re-energized. New York City’s great institutions host the classes, joining The Academy for Teachers in proclaiming that teachers deserve the time and attention of our culture’s best and brightest.
Teachers invited to participate in a master class become Fellows of The Academy for Teachers and join a growing community of the metropolitan area’s strongest educators.
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