Mike Murphy


Head of School Search, Organizational Development, Governance

Mike Murphy joining Educational Directions In July 2020 after completing a 44 year career in independent and international school education. Having served 8 years in the role of Headmaster at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia and most recently 15 years at Shorecrest Preparatory School, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mike has developed a knowledge and respect for the importance of the Head of School and Board partnership and relationship, often consulting with his peers in the southeast. Mike served on the boards of The Southern Association of Independent Schools and The Florida Council of Independent Schools. During that time he developed an expertise in accreditation and has served over 100 schools during his career. Most recently, Mike has chaired accreditation teams at Palmer Trinity School, St. John's Country Day School, Westminster Christian School, The Cushman School and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School. Mike is a graduate of the University of Dayton, OH, with a master’s degree from Miami University. He continues to live in St. Petersburg, FL.