Liz Murray

Guest Blogger

Chief Academic Officer

Boston, Massachusetts

Liz Murray has over 20 years of experience in urban education as a teacher, principal and system level leader. She is passionate about building school environments with highly engaging learning opportunities and positive culture for all students, teaching and learning and leadership development. Prior to joining the Phoenix Charter Academy team, Liz taught fifth and sixth grade humanities in Boston and from 2002-2014, served as a middle school humanities teacher, middle school principal and as the K-12 Director of Leadership and Professional Development at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Somerville and Cambridge. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and the Principal Residency Network through the Center for Collaborative Education and Northeastern University.

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Posted Dec. 20, 2018

This Has Been a Different Type of School Year

Engage. Enrich. Educate. That is what we, the educators at Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea, Massachusetts, set out to do…

By Liz Murray

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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