Chris Murphy

Upon graduating from Illinois State University, Chris Murphy taught high school science and coached baseball in Chicago Public Schools, during which he earned Master’s degrees in education from DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University.  While serving as a principal in the Chicago suburbs, he successfully earned his Doctorate in Education from National-Louis University with his research focused on Social Change Theory.

Dr. Murphy first joined Concept Schools in 2016 and now serves as Chief Strategic Growth & Communications Officer. In this capacity, he oversees Growth & Sustainability, Marketing, Community and Media Relations, and Charter School Advocacy. He deeply believes in the potential of all students and is committed to expanding high-quality educational opportunities for all low-income, minority students.     

He currently lives in Chicagoland with his wife Mary and their two middle schoolers.