Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Business Administration: Mount Olive College Master of Business Administration: Liberty University School Administrator Licensure UNC-Wilmington Master of Psychology/Doctor of Education: Walden University Distinguished Leadership in Practice, NCPAPA Committees/Organizations: Gifted Advisory Committee (AIG), New Hanover County Schools North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA)

Dr. Kimberly McDuffie Murphy

Greetings JHS Family!


This is a little about me! I am from Currie, NC where I graduated from Pender High School, Burgaw, NC. #GoPatriots!

I began my teaching career in 2004 with New Hanover County Schools as a Career & Technical Education teacher at Eugene Ashley High School. I served Ashley High School in a CTE teaching capacity for 9 years and 1 year as an Administrative Intern and Dean of Students. After I completed my internship at Ashley High School, I transferred to D C Virgo Preparatory Academy, Wilmington, NC where I served as Dean of Students. I later joined Onslow County Schools as an Assistant Principal at Northside High School, Southwest High School, and Jacksonville Commons Middle School. Additionally, I served in school administration in Brunswick County.

Prior to my career in education, I worked at the New Hanover County Superior Court Judges Office, Property Management, and served in the US Navy as a Religious Program Specialist. In addition to my public education career, I taught psychology, business, and leadership courses in online and in-person college settings.

I am blessed to have an awesome husband, Rev. Dante' Murphy, who is a Math Teacher at White Oak High School and Pastor of Manhollow Missionary Baptist Church, Hampstead, NC. Between the two of us, we have 3 children and a 6-year-old grandson. We live in the beautiful city of Wilmington.

Outside of school-related duties, I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to good music, and watching old television shows! I love music of all genres, such as 80's Pop, 80's R&B, Latin and Traditional Jazz, Big Band Swing, Blues, Ragtime, and Contemporary Christian. I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan!

I am looking forward to further serving the students, families, and the Jacksonville High School Community!