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The Dedham Public Schools have always been a source of pride for the Dedham community. It is my hope that over the course of my time in Dedham,  we can  work together as a community to shape a clear, thoughtful, and focused path forward for our district and create inclusive, innovative, and supportive learning environments for our students.

Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent

Nan Skiff Murphy

Superintendent of Schools, Dedham MA

Superintendent Nan Murphy began her tenure at Dedham Public Schools on July 1, 2023.  She was selected in a unanimous vote by the Dedham School Committee in January 2023, joining Dedham from Marblehead, where she previously served as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. 

Nan Murphy brings a wealth of educational experience to the District, including six years as a school principal in Lowell, MA, where she led the transformation of an underperforming, high-needs elementary school and was recognized by DESE Commissioner Chester for the school’s quality improvements. She has supported statewide school improvement efforts at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as in her time as an administrator in Lowell Public Schools.

Ms. Murphy has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Gordon College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Trinity College of Vermont.

Together, we will build a strong and vibrant learning community that nurtures the potential of every student and prepares them for success in the ever-changing world.