Division 16 sent two intrepid interviewers to chat with David Murphy, our new Vice Principal. Soccerboy123ABC and Spamlington developed these questions, with the help of the class. They spoke with David today at 1:45 and found out some interesting things.
Please read below and enjoy!
How long have you been working in a school?
This is my 4th year as a Vice Principal. I was a teacher since 2000 and I mostly taught Intermediate.
Why did you choose to be a Vice Principal? Any inspirations?
When teaching at the school level, I imagined how it would be teaching all the students and getting to know more parents.
What have you enjoyed about being a Vice Principal?
I like the busy schedule and the different energy. There is more responsibility and I get to help out more.
What do you do on a daily basis?
I teach resource for Divisions 1, 2, 15, 19. I do small groups and in-class work help. I also do grade 7 stuff and IEPs. For resource, I do different lessons, school based team and help with technology and organizing things.
What’s the weirdest thing you have encountered as a Vice Principal?
Working with a teacher who has the same name as me.
How was it when you came to our school for the first time? Any feelings?
Wonder, I was very excited. I liked the energy and loved how busy it was. I like that you call adults by their first names and the multi-aged classes.
What is your favourite pastime?
Reading. I really like travelling. I go to Seattle on the weekends and also on big trips in the summer.
Do you notice any differences between your old schools and this school?
The number of kids is different and also this school has intermediate grades.
Thank you, David Murphy! Welcome to Dickens!