Nottingham 2013 Teacher of the Year - Molly Michelle Murphy

Molly Michelle Murphy
Nottingham Elementary School

Education: Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Masters of Library Science, 2005, University of Houston, Certification in Elementary Education, 1990, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, 1987

Teaching History: Nottingham Elementary School, Librarian, 2005-Present, Nottingham Elementary School, First-Grade Teacher, 1995-1996, Edgewood Elementary School, First-Grade Teacher (ESL), 1991-1995

In her own words: “Books and the library changed my life. They are the reason I am a librarian today.”

“I am an advocate of the new term ‘private’ education – the movement from teachers teaching students the core to librarians giving the students the tools to learn and teach themselves, so that students take ownership of their learning thereby broadening their own horizon. Modern technology provides them with this possibility.”

In the words of others: “In the library, I am always amazed by the connections she is able to make between technology and classroom instruction. She strives to tie subjects together to enhance the learning experiences for all our students.” Mary Hoffman, Nottingham Elementary parent

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Texas Library Association, Member of Elementary School Librarian Association
Campus Technology Professional Development Trainer
Bell Award Recipient, 2011
Book Reviewer, African-American Children’s Literature


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