Mrs. Murphy has been working with students with special needs for 35 years; 18 of which were with the Archdiocese and private schools. Most recently, Karen was at Bishop DuBourg High School as a Learning Consultant and English teacher. Prior to her service at Bishop DuBourg, she was the Director and Teacher of the Individualized Curriculum Program at St. Elizabeth Academy and at John F. Kennedy High School for 12 years. While at Kennedy High School, Karen also served as the Learning Consultant from 2002-2005. Before entering the high school classroom, Mrs. Murphy worked with students with special needs in resource and self-contained settings in the Archdiocesan elementary schools, the Fox C-6 School District, and the Special School District of St. Louis County.