District 31 Superintendent Dr. Erin Murphy was Principal of Field Middle School from 2008 - 2019. As Principal, she was privileged to work with a wonderful and diverse group of students and families and a professional and dedicated staff. During her time at Field, she was pleased to note enhancements to the curriculum, a 1:1 iPad initiative and a new schedule designed to support the learning of all students. Before becoming an administrator, she worked as a 7th and 8th grade social studies teacher at Nichols Middle School in Evanston-Skokie School District 65 for nine years (1999-2008), as well as serving as the middle school social studies department chair for several years. During her time in Evanston, she earned her National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Social Studies in 2006. She began her career teaching inmates at the Cook County Boot Camp from 1997-1999.
Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a degree in Secondary Education Social Studies in 1997. She earned a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from National Louis University in 2008 and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University in 2014.
Dr. Murphy, along with her son Finn, resides in Evanston where she has lived since the age of ten.