Maryann Woods-Murphy, Ed.D is passionate about teacher leadership. Her October 2016 presentation to her DKG New Jersey Alpha Chapter, entitled “Teacher Leadership Ignites New Jersey,” was based on her doctoral dissertation, “Perceptions of Highly Recognized Teachers about Approaches to Teacher Leadership.” She left Alpha members energized to lead their schools.
Woods-Murphy leads by example. The 2010 New Jersey Teacher of the Year has served in many leadership roles, including the Board of Directors of the National Education Association Foundation, a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Woods-Murphy was also an American Achieves Fellow from 2011-2015. This organization works to align education to economic opportunity in ways that work for all, preparing everyone to succeed in the 21st century by building a thriving economy and democracy.