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Audience in Lecture






Chief Operations Officer


Indianapolis Public Schools


William (Bill) Murphy is the Chief Operations Officer for Indianapolis Public Schools. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Enroll Indy for three years. Prior to Enroll Indy he served as the Vice President of Louisiana Schools for IDEA Public Schools, a large interstate charter network.

In addition to work as an independent consultant, Bill was the Chief School Support Officer for the Jefferson Parish Public School System. In that role, he oversaw supervision and support of 80 school leaders, during which time the district improved performance from a D to a B state rating. Murphy was also the founding board chair of the Center for Resilience, serving children with severe mental health needs in New Orleans.

Before returning to Louisiana, Bill served as principal of Hamilton Elementary Middle School in Baltimore, MD, for four years. While he was principal of Hamilton, the school was among the highest performing open enrollment K-8 schools in Baltimore.

He began his career teaching special education in Garyville, Louisiana. Bill also taught middle school math and science in greater Boston for four years. In addition he was the special education director at Innovation Academy Charter School in Massachusetts.

Bill holds a B.A. in English Literature and Psychology from Hamilton College, an M.A. in Religion and Culture from The Catholic University of America, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College, and an Ed.D. in Urban Education Leadership from Xavier University of Louisiana.

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