My name is Dr. Dennis E. Goodwin and I am honored to be Murphy School District Superintendent. I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, enjoying baseball and football and was surrounded by family and friends who worked in the education world. I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northern Arizona University and worked as a software system engineer and later received my MBA to further my career. After working in engineering for 20 years, it was inevitable that I would join the world of education. I decided to take an opportunity and become and math and science teacher all while earning my Master’s Degree in teacher and my doctorate in Educational Leadership.
I have been a school district superintendent for seven years, four of which were in Arizona. I specialize in resolving negative issues that have existed within specific school districts and I understand the critical aspect of school funding that is unique to Arizona schools.
When I began working at the Murphy School District in July 2018, I immediately admired the passion our staff members and community had for our students. Many of our community businesses wanted to take part in rebuilding our district to the once-famed history it had in the past.
One of my main goals is to provide high-quality education for our students and to prepare them for further academic successes in the future. I am excited to expand the academic progression for our students and community and I thank you all for helping us make the Murphy School District what it needs to be to meet the needs of our students.
Dr. Dennis E. Goodwin