Michael Murphy

British Literature and English

I have been with the Chicago Public Schools for 32 years, and I am in my 16th year as an online literature and language arts instructor. Over the years, I have served as a writer and research specialist to the Chicago Board of Education, as a high school English teacher, and as a junior high school language arts instructor. Currently I am a CPS media/technology teacher, and my IVS classes include English 1 and British Literature.

After graduating from college, I went to work at my uncle's business and found that I had a knack for training new hires. My cousins told me that I should go back to school and get a teaching certificate, and so I did, and found that I loved the process of inspiring young people to learn something new. I have never lost my passion for that process.

Favorite Quote: "What is now proved was once only imagined." - William Blake