Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Robert Murphy

My name is Robert Murphy. I attended Satsuma High School for two years, then transferred to and graduated from Vigor High School in 1994. Afterwards, I went through a trade school and became a Master Craftsman. After several years of welding and ship-fitting, I decided to go back to school and pursue my education. I attended the University of South Alabama and graduated with a Double Major in Education and History in 2005. While completing my undergraduate, I worked as an investigator for several local and regional attorneys. Since graduating from college, I have taught in several different schools throughout our local area. In 2014 I earned my Master's Degree in School Leadership. In 2016 I received my Specialist Degree in Instructional Leadership (Ed.S.) and I acquired my Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration (Ed.D.) in 2017.

I began my teaching career as a History teacher. I have taught history in grade levels 6th-12th. When I started at Saraland High School, I became a Highly Qualified English teacher, started teaching AP English, and was selected to be an AP Lead Teacher. Additionally, I became an A+ College Ready presenter, which has allowed me to teach students across the state of Alabama. I now teach 1oth grade U.S. History II and 12th grade Government and Economics.

Aside from teaching, I have coached football, baseball, basketball, soccer, track, and cross-country. In 2008, I was voted Baldwin County Coach of the Year for Soccer. Additionally, I took Fruitdale High School to the AHSAA State Playoffs in baseball in 2010. I also started the soccer program at Saraland High School and coached the boys' varsity soccer team to their first ever AHSAA State Playoffs in 2013, with additional appearances in 2018 and 2019. 

Lastly, I am happily married to my wonderful wife Stacy Murphy, a Marketing Associate with American Equity Underwriters.  I have also been blessed with three beautiful children Orrin, Allison, and Kaitlyn, two of which currently attend Daphne Schools. Go Trojans!


Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, (P-12)  University of South Alabama (2017)

Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership, (P-12)  University of South Alabama (2016)

Master of Education in School Leadership, (P-12)  University of South Alabama (2014)

English/Language Arts, (6-12) Certification - Praxis II (2010)

Bachelor of Science in Education & History (Double Major), (6-12)  University of South Alabama (2005)


AP / Pre-Ap Training:

Laying The Foundation- Pre-AP English (2011-2013)

College Board - AP Language and Composition (2012) - University of Alabama

College Board - AP Language and Composition (2011) -  University of Alabama

College Board - AP Language and Composition (2010) - Mississippi State University



Scarbrough Middle 2005-2006, Civics Teacher & Physical Education Teacher

Newton Middle 2006-2007, U.S. History & World History Teacher

Daphne Middle 2007-2008, U.S. History Teacher

Fruitdale High 2008-2009, U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government & Economics Teacher

Saraland High 2010-2019, A.P. English, U.S. History, & Career Preparedness Teacher

Daphne High 2019-Present, U.S. Government & Economics, and U.S. History Teacher


Professional Organizations: 

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education 

Golden Key International Honour Society  

Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association

National Education Association