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Olympia

School District

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

Board offers superintendent position to Patrick Murphy

The school board unanimously agreed on March 23 to offer the position of superintendent of the Olympia School District to Patrick Murphy, pending successful negotiations of a contract.

Murphy is currently assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. 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 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. 

Current OSD Superintendent Dick Cvitanich will retire effective June 30, 2017.

 

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

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent 596-6117

Pam Barker, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent 596-6114

Darlene Fuller, Executive Secretary 596-6113