Dick Murphy, chair
3800 Crestmoor Place
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 278-6048 (H)
Dick has been an educator and trainer in the Des Moines area for 30 years. He has worked with teachers, parents, students, and administrators in urban, suburban, rural, and parochial school districts allowing him a perspective that is receptive to various ideas and viewpoints.
His service in the Peace Corps inspired him to develop his specialties in language and cultural transitions and educational research and evaluation. Dick has authored books that have international distribution and he has served on national, state, and local boards, committees, and commissions. His focus now is acting locally while thinking globally.
All members of his family are bilingual and his children are graduates of DMPS. His grandson is entering the sixth grade at Callanan Middle School.
Member Since: 2005
Term Expires: 2013