Cristin Murphy

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Roseville Area Middle School

Little Canada, Minnesota

Cristin Murphy has been an educator for five years, currently entering her sixth year teaching special education. Murphy teaches at Roseville Area Middle School in Little Canada, Minnesota. She is the daughter of a single mom and a graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools who discovered her love for teaching while working as a special education paraprofessional at Community of Peace Academy.

Murphy channels her passion for educational equity through her teaching and work with two education policy and advocacy organizations, Educators 4 Excellence-Minnesota and MinnCAN.

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Posted Sep. 2, 2015

Back to School, Back to Isolation

It is that time of year again, with parents, teachers and students preparing for the first day of school. As…

By Cristin Murphy

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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