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Olympia School District Superintendent Partick Murphy

Welcome to the Olympia School District!

Superintendent Patrick Murphy has been leading the Olympia School District since July 1, 2017.

The Olympia School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract with Murphy from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. The board also unanimously agreed in January 2021 to extend Murphy's contract through 2024.

Murphy came to Olympia after having served five years as assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. Before that, he served from 2008-2012 as the executive director of secondary education in the Issaquah School District.

His educational background also includes serving as a middle school principal in Issaquah, a middle and high school assistant principal in Issaquah, and a junior high assistant principal in Bremerton.

Murphy taught junior high school social studies in the South Kitsap School District and serves as an adjunct faculty member in educational leadership at Seattle University and Western Washington University.

He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in teaching from Whitworth University and a doctorate in education from Washington State University. Murphy earned his principal certification from University of Washington and superintendent certification from Washington State University.

Contact Information:

Superintendent's Office
111 Bethel Street NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 596-6117 | Fax: 596-6111

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent, 360-596-6117
Emmie San Nicolas, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, 360-596-6114