Sydney Murphy, Grade 4 teacher at McLean School, smiles at camera on a sunny day

STEMSydney Murphy

My Story

I earned my bachelor’s and my master’s degrees at American University in Elementary Education and Teacher Leadership, respectively. When I am not at school, I love knitting, hiking, and cooking. I absolutely love making baby blankets for anyone I know who is expecting, and scarves and hats for anyone else. This year, I discovered how awesome Shenandoah National Park is, and checked off another part of the Appalachian Trail! I learned to cook and bake from my grandmother, and still love baking with her. I have always absolutely loved working with kids and can’t wait to get to know each personality and individual skill set in my classroom!