K.T. Murphy Elementary School

K.T. Murphy Elementary School is one of Stamford's 13 elementary schools. The school has approximately 550 students, and strives to create a learning environment that encourages and enables each individual to reach their academic, social and emotional potential. K.T. Murphy is a Responsive Classroom Leadership school, which focuses on integrating social skills with academic skills and school wide discipline through use of district leaders, a school-wide discipline policy, all-school meetings, and all-school field trips. The Responsive Classroom Program also includes Morning Meetings, Academic Choice, Guided Discovery, Rules and Logical Consequences, and Home School Communication. K.T. Murphy has also enjoyed a partnership with GE Capital for more than 15 years. Over the years, this partnership has provided students with many special opportunities such as a pen pal (ePal) program, one-on-one tutoring, field trips, and many classroom and school wide activities.

Staff works together on instructional data teams to review and analyze student performance in reading, writing and mathematics. Through these analyses, teachers identify student strengths and weaknesses, discuss strategies, and determine a plan of action to increase student achievement. Reading coaches work directly with teachers, meet with students in small intervention groups, and provide direct instruction in the classrooms.

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Bell Times

Regular Day Schedule
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Delayed Opening
11:00 AM

Early Release
1:20 PM

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Sherri Prendergast Principal (203) 977-4834
Beth Keenan Assistant Principal (203) 977-5216
Corine Matarasso Administrative Intern (203) 977-4517
Margot Escalante OSS (203) 977-4727
Carolyn Marr OSS (203) 977-4516
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