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Alicia Murphy

Freelance Children's Book Writer & Book Writer

Location:Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Master of Science, Elementary Education, May 1996.
Villanova University, Villanova Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts, May 1994. Concentration: Sociology.

Institute of Children’s Literature -Completed the Writing for Children and Teenagers
Course of Study (6 College Credits).

May, 2017 - July, 2021 Ghostwriter, Children’s Series. Applewood Books
December, 2013 - July 2021 Children’s Book Author. Curly Q Press / Applewood Books

The Muddy Foot Prince - Published September 1, 2015by Curly Q Press.
Bear Hugs and Sock Bugs - Published May 15, 2016 by Curly Q Press.
MOTHERHOOD: Insert Humor Here: The Infant & Toddler Years - Published February1, 2020 by Kindle Direct Publishing.
Walnut Grove Hits Home: Prairie Values for the Modern Family - Published June 19, 2021 by Bear Manor Media.

Rose Tree Media School District - Elementary Teacher, Third Grade. August 2000-June 2004.
Media Elementary School, Media Pennsylvania
Implemented all content areas in a child-centered environment.
Co-launched the third grade “Writer’s Notebook” project, Media School’s 2001 - 2002 building goal.
Wrote and produced class plays each year from 2000 - 2003.

Instructional Support Teacher: 2004-2006.
Acted as Head of Media School’s Instructional Support Team
Worked to identify, evaluate, and find services for students ingrades K-5 who were struggling in the regular classroom.
Wrote reports which identified the plan of action, progress, and long-term goals for each student.
Contacted parents, inviting them to be part of the Instructional Support Team when their child was being discussed at the weekly meeting.

Social Studies Coordinator, Media School Curriculum Council
Acted as a liaison between administration and staff regarding changes and developments in the district’s social studies curriculum.
Co-authored the district’s new social studies curriculum for the 2002 - 2003 school year.

Title 1 Summer School Teacher, Second Grade. July 2001.
Instructed incoming second graders in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, and math.

Hauppauge Public Schools - Elementary Teacher, Fourth Grade. August 1996 - June 2000.
Forest Brook Elementary School, Smithtown, New York
Received tenure, June 1999.
Implemented all content areas in a child-centered environment.

Facilitated fourth grade Inclusion Program (1999-2000 school year).

Organized and advised the Forest Brook Newspaper Club and Student Musical Theater Club.

Hauppauge School District Curriculum Planning Team:
Represented Forest Brook Elementary School as a co-author of the Hauppauge Public Schools Spelling Curriculum guide, “Connecting Spelling With Writing, Grades K-3.”

September, 2011 - St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Education Center Present Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.
Kindergarten Teacher Assistant; Homeroom Committee; Scrip Committee; Marketing Committee, Activities Committee; School Store Team; Home and School Committee Delegate for grades 1 and 2; School Store Team; Head Homeroom Parent; Director of Theater Arts Program.