Zachary K. Murphy

Science Tutor


School Improvement | Educational Administration | Public Relations

Highly qualified educational leadership professional with more than five years experience in education with both Ed.S

and M.Ed. degrees, working towards a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership. Committed to improving

learning experiences for diverse student populations. Motivated and goal driven, passionate about encouraging students

to excel.


  • Instructional Methodology

  • Curriculum Development

  •  Educational Administration

  • Textbook Selection

  • Student-Centered Instruction

  • Professional Development

  • Classroom Management

  • Student Teacher Supervision

  • Program Coordination

  • Assessment Design

  • Group Facilitation

  • Grading Standards


Covington County Schools, Seminary, MS 2013 – Present

Educator, 7th Grade Science

  • Administers student-centered classes that facilitate discovery, applying inquiry based learning and cooperative
    learning methodologies.

  • Enhances educational opportunities by serving as sponsor for the Junior Beta Club as well as the Science
    Olympiad club

  • Volunteers as assistant band director.

  • Initiating the introduction of a Kiwanis chapter within the county to broaden scholarship opportunities.

  • Serves on the school leadership committee.

  • Examined the impacts of global warming by taking students on a research cruise. Collected data with students
    that will be part of a published study.

  • Mentored a student teacher from the Biology Department at the University of Southern Mississippi.

HATTIESBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Hattiesburg, MS 2012 – 2013

Educator, Biology II and Physical Science

  • Received the “Most Relevant Instruction” award from the school district’s New Teacher Academy.

  • Fostered learning by providing student centered learning methodologies.

  • Created a warm, welcoming classroom that received high marks on school surveys.

  • Exceeded position expectations and presented with the “Being The Best” award.

  • Conducted the first school wide science fair in over twenty years at the high school.

  • Designed and coordinated hands on activities to enhance student responsibility, problem solving skills and
    student accountability.

  • Evaluated each students progress and adjusted strategies accordingly.

LAUREL PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Laurel, MS 2011 – 2012

Substitute Teacher

  • Fostered a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment.

  • Maintained complete responsibility of organization, teaching and projects during teacher’s absence

  • Ensured good order and functionality of classroom.

  • Maintained attendance and achievement records in accordance with school policy.

  • Implemented a positive behavior plan to promote student responsibility.

WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY, Hattiesburg, MS 2009 – 2010

Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid Office

  • Managed communication, including responding to email and phone messages.

  • Increased efficiency by processing financial aid documents.

  • Assisted students with completing any paperwork needed to finance their education.


Doctor of Education (Ed. D.), Educational Administration, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, Expected 5/2017
Education Specialist (Ed.S.), Instructional Leadership, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, 10/2015
Master of Education (M.Ed.), Secondary Education, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, 8/2014
Bachelor of General Studies, Biology and Psychology, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS, 5/2012


President, William Carey Alumni Chapter of Covington County
Treasurer/Secretary, William Carey Alumni Association
Member, National Science Teacher Association
Member, Mississippi Science Teacher Association
Member, Mississippi Professional Educator Association