An educational leader with more than 25 years of experience, Matthew Murphy serves as the superintendent of schools for the Ramsey Public School District in New Jersey. He took over as the district’s chief administrator in 2013, after serving as the superintendent of New Jersey’s River Vale Public School District for close to four years. Alongside his current work in K-12 education, Matthew Murphy instructs future teachers and administrators as an adjunct professor at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey.
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Murphy started his career in education as a fifth-grade teacher. While working in the classroom, he earned a master’s degree in technology in education and later went on to earn a professional diploma in administration and leadership from Fordham University. He continued his studies at Fordham and earned a doctor of education in 2002.
Dr. Murphy’s early work as an administrator included serving as a principal, a role that led to a position as the director of elementary education and district technology for Westwood Regional School District. He also served Westwood as an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Today, he oversees a lauded district, comprised of more than 2,800 K-12 students and more than 500 faculty and staff members.