Welcome

  • logo Hello 2019-2020 MCE H/C Students and Families, and welcome to another fantastic year! 

    I’m fortunate to be at MCE again this year – my 10th year teaching, and 7th as 2/3 H/C. I’ve been involved in gifted programs for most of my life. Both as a student and a proud parent of three extraordinarily curious humans, who all attend college now and study abroad in hopes of making a better planet for us all. They’re my greatest inspiration! And, just as I’ve also tried to inspire them, I want to do the same for your children.

     I have many interests, which are reflected in our classroom environment - from a love of music, dance, and creating art, to an athlete’s team perspective. I’m always up for a camping trip, traveling abroad, cooking, gardening, or to take-in a powerful film. I understand students bring many of their own talents and gifts, as well, that are wanting to be tapped. For this reason, I include many types of activities to challenge students in kinesthetic ways and to create multi-disciplinary opportunities more specifically designed to meet their individual needs.

    Education made an important and meaningful difference in my life. While promoting academic rigor, having graduated from UW with an Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences degree, and earning a Master in Teaching, my approach to learning offers many opportunities for self-pacing and self-expression. Therefore, I don’t assign a rigid daily homework routine in all content area. Periodically, students may bring home unfinished work from their desk folders, and in other instances for managing special project assignments requiring additional time. Otherwise, the expectation is to complete classwork during our time together. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

    I keep a calendar of upcoming learning and practice lessons, along with an invitation for students to visit these 3rd grade resources at any time 7 days a week:  https://www.everettsd.org/Page/3625

    For more specific questions about classroom activities or assignment adjustments, please contact me at mmurphy@everettsd.org. I'm very excited to have your student in my class this year and look forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development.

    Warmly,

    Michelle Murphy

    425 385-6885

    “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin