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 June 19, 2019
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There’s a Difference Between a ‘Good’ School and Choosing Whiteness and Wealth

It’s nearly summer, and while for most that means the end of a school year, for many it also means transition. Preschoolers transition to kindergarten,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted June 19, 2019

Just Like Emancipation, Quality Schools Are Being Delayed and Denied to Black Students

“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” While many Americans are waiting with baited breath for July 4,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted June 18, 2019
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What It’s Like to Attend School in Rural America

On a rainy day in May of 2018, I toured a public school in northern Pennsylvania. Most of the students were eligible for free lunch.…

By Jennifer Wahl

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