Murphy Junior High School

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Dr. Brent Anderson

Phone: (630) 608-5110

Email: banderson@sd308.org

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Dr. Brent Anderson

Principal

Dr. Anderson opened Murphy Junior High in 2012 after spending four years as the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction at Oswego East High School. Prior to that he spent 5 years at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Illinois as the Social Studies Department Chair and then Dean of Students. He began hist teaching career at Mankato West High school in 1997 in Mankato, Minnesota after graduating from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Since that time, he has completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at DePaul University and Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration at Northern Illinois University and completed Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration at Northern Illinois University.

Ms. Laura Bingham

Phone: (630) 608-5111

Email: lbingham@sd308.org

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Ms. Laura Bingham

Assistant Principal

Laura Bingham began her career in education in 2001 as a sixth grade math, science, and language arts teacher at Bernard J. Ward Middle School in the Valley View School District 365U. She continued her career at Bernard J. Ward until 2004 before moving to Brooks Middle School, successfully teaching math and language arts until 2006. Laura was then hired as a Dean of Students at Brooks Middle School, and maintained that position until 2013. Laura’s leadership and mentoring roles in the building and district provided her the opportunity to continue to build a good rapport with staff, students, and the community in order to maintain a safe and successful building. Laura received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo and her master’s degree in Administration and Leadership/Type 75 Certification from Benedictine University. Laura is excited to be a part of the Oswego School District and is eager to start the school year at Murphy Junior High. Go Mavericks!

Mrs. Bonnie Osborne

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Email: bosborne@sd308.org

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Mrs. Bonnie Osborne

Special Education Coordinator

Hello!  I am excited and honored to continue serving as Grande Park's Special Education Coordinator.  I received my bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Benedictine University and my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University.  I began my career in education as a Learning Behavior Specialist and have been fortunate enough to teach in an alternative school setting as well as 2 public high schools.  I was privileged to serve as a Special Education Area Coordinator for District 428 and an Assistant Director for Student Services in District 203 before finding my home here in District 308.  I am passionate about supporting students, families and the Grande Park Community.  I’m looking forward to another great year!

Mission Statement: In partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential Questions or Feedback?
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