Principal's Page

Mrs. Megan Murphy, Principal  

Principal 18-19

Welcome to the Seven Locks Elementary School website! I am honored and humbled to be able to serve the students, staff and families of the Seven Locks community.  As a school community, we strive to create a caring and positive learning environment where all are valued, respected and empowered to continually grow.  My goal for each and every student is that they will have endless choices in their future.  We will take the necessary steps to be sure they have the foundation skills they need to open those doors in the future.  As a staff we are extremely passionate about our work of molding the future and hope to create students that are passionate about learning.  

I was born and raised in Montgomery County.  My three brothers and I were lucky enough to attend and graduate from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  We each had extremely dedicated and passionate teachers that inspired us to set goals for our futures.  These experiences inspired me to become a teacher in order to provide future generations with the skills they need to follow their dreams.  I majored in elementary and special education at Saint Joseph’s University.  I loved my time in Philadelphia, but I always knew I wanted to come back and work for MCPS.  This is my thirteenth year in education and I have enjoyed every stage of my career.  I have had the opportunity to serve in the role of classroom teacher, special educator, assistant principal, principal intern and principal.  I believe that students are at the heart of our work and that all students can excel to high levels through commitment, opportunities, relationships, and empowerment.  

On a personal note, I live in Olney with my husband, Brian, our son, Kellen, and our daughter, Ainsley.  Kellen & Ainsley are very active and keep me on my toes.  When not at school, I enjoy spending time with Brian, Kellen & Ainsley as well as my parents and brothers.  I believe that making time for family is extremely important.      

I look forward to continuing to build relationships with all students, staff, and parents throughout the school year.  As principal, I believe in focusing on building strong relationships with all stakeholders, effectively communicating, which includes being available and accessible, maintaining a safe and positive learning environment, and making sure that students have the opportunities they need to achieve at high academic levels and that staff have the supports they need to provide students with the best possible education.  Together we will ensure that Seven Locks Elementary School continues to be an amazing place to work and learn!