Mark Murphy (Delaware)

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Mark Murphy
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Delaware Secretary of Education
In office
June 2012 - Present
Years in position 3
PredecessorLillian Lowery
Base salary$160,145
Elections and appointments
AppointedApril 2012
Appointed byGovernor Jack Markell
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sState University of New York
Master'sCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland
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Mark Murphy is the current Delaware Secretary of Education. Murphy was appointed secretary in April 2012 by Governor Jack Markell (D) and sworn in June 1, 2012.[1][2]


Prior to his appointment, Murphy served as executive director of the nonprofit Vision Network in Delaware.[3] Before joining Vision Network, Murphy was executive director of leadership development at New Leaders for New Schools.[3] Prior to his nonprofit education leadership work, Murphy was a physical education teacher, elementary teacher, assistant principal and principal.[3]


  • State University of New York, Bachelor of Science in physical education
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Master of Education in school leadership[3]

Political career

Secretary of Education 2012-Present

Murphy was appointed secretary in April 2012 by Governor Jack Markell (D) and sworn in June 1, 2012.[4][5]



Murphy was appointed Delaware Secretary of Education by Gov. Jack Markell (D) in April 2012 and sworn in June 1, 2012.[6] In his capacity as secretary, Murphy serves as the administrative head of the Delaware Department of Education, which oversees the state's public school system.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lillian Lowery
Delaware Secretary of Education
Succeeded by