Sherron Murphy, a longtime early childhood care and education professional, has been appointed director of the Weinberg Early Childhood Center.
Murphy began her career in education in 2001 as a kindergarten teacher for New York City Public Schools. She went on to work as a master teacher for Easter Seals North Georgia before joining Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Ga., in 2006 as the associate director and academic curriculum coordinator of their campus lab school, the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center.
While at Gwinnett Tech, Murphy was a faculty advisor for the Early Childhood Care and Education Student Club, co-chair of the Faculty and Staff Professional Development Organization, and an accreditation peer reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In 2013, Murphy was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as a governing board member of Bright from the Start, Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning.
When she lived in Georgia, she was an active member of her community. She volunteered regularly for several charities, including Gwinnett Great Days of Service, Gwinnett County Adopt a Highway Clean-Up Team, and the Atlanta Ronald McDonald Charities Transition House.
She holds a master’s degree from New York University and bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University. From 1998 to 1999, she was an intern in the Johns Hopkins Teach Baltimore program. Last year, she was honored with Gwinnett Technical College’s Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Education.