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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Superintendent Murphy

Welcome to the Olympia School District!

Patrick C. Murphy, assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District, has been selected to become superintendent of the Olympia School District, effective July 1.

The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed on April 10 to approve a three-year contract with Murphy from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

Murphy has been assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District since 2012. Prior to arriving in Edmonds, he served from 2008-2012 as the executive director of secondary education in the Issaquah School District.

He has also served as a middle school principal in Issaquah, a middle and high school assistant principal in Issaquah, and a junior high assistant principal in Bremerton.

Murphy taught junior high school social studies in the South Kitsap School District and serves as an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership at Seattle University and Western Washington University.

He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in teaching from Whitworth University and a doctorate in education from Washington State University. Murphy earned his principal certification from University of Washington and superintendent certification from Washington State University.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address: 
Superintendent's Office
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 596-6117 | Fax: 596-6111

Patrick C. Murphy, Ed.D., Superintendent 596-6117

Pam Barker, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent 596-6114

Darlene Fuller, Executive Assistant 596-6113