Courtney Sheppeck | Principal, Murphy K-8 School
Courtney Sheppeck is deeply committed to the Boston Public Schools. She graduated from Boston Latin School and then earned a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. Ms. Sheppeck began her career teaching 6, 7 and 8th grade Spanish and Latin at the Willauer School, a private school for boys on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor. She earned her Master’s degree in Urban Education at Simmons College. She then began teaching sixth grade at the Richard J. Murphy School in 2002 during its first expansion year to a K8. Ms. Sheppeck has been an active member and head of the Instructional Leadership Team. She has been trained as an intermediate Literacy Coach at Lesley University’s Literacy Collaborative program. Mrs. Sheppeck has also been a BPS middle school E/LA leader for many years and has worked with the Literacy department to write district wide literacy curriculum. Mrs. Sheppeck created the Murphy School’s Academic Learning Night, which has now become a well attended annual event. She has supported teacher–interns as part of the Boston Teacher Residency program and Teach Next Year. For the past two years, Ms. Sheppeck has been the Principal of the Murphy School and has demonstrated a strong willingness to work with families, strengthen the School Site Council and increase both academic and social opportunities for all students. She is a mother of three and has been an active leader of her children’s Boston Public School’s Parent Council.