Principal's Bio

Ms. J. Murphy

Phone: (804) 272-7554


Degrees and Certifications:

Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Lamar University Master of Education (M.Ed.), Educational Leadership and Administration, General Southern Methodist University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Corporate Communications and Public Affairs & Spanish

Ms. J. Murphy

Ms. Murphy has served as Principal of Elkhardt Thomspon Middle School for 2 years. She is a former principal and dean from the Grand Prairie Independent School District in Dallas, Texas area. She has previously served as a Bilingual Coordinator and Principal at Lancaster Independent School District, as well as a bilingual teacher and Instructional Coach with the Dallas Independent School District. The 2018-2019 school year marks her 19th year as a public school educator. Ms. Murphy has a genuine passion for educating young people and loves transforming fixed mindsets into growth mindsets. Ms. Murphy believes that your past does not dictate your future and wants each child to understand this philosophy. She loves children, especially those of ETMS. 

On the weekends, you will find Ms. Murphy at the school or out in the community learning and enjoying Richmond, VA.