I am John Murphy, the newest 5th grade teacher at Lake Harriet Community School. Before arriving at LHCS, I taught in Minneapolis at Sheridan Elementary and Jefferson Community School. Prior to that, I served as an AmeriCoprs Reading Corps member at Hmong International Academy. I also taught English for two years in South Korea. I have a bachelor’s degree from Denison University in Ohio, and master’s degree from Hamline University in St. Paul. I am honored to have the opportunity to teach students each day.


I live in the Windom neighborhood with my wife, Anna, and our two dogs, Frankie and Charlie.

I love to bike, cook, read, and fish. Catch me drinking tea!


I send a weekly email with class information and a summary of what we're doing.

Email me at john.murphy@mpls.k12.mn.us