About the Principal

Dr. James Tohme

Phone: 847-270-9950

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. James Tohme

Welcome to Murphy!
 

Dear Murphy School Community! 

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. My name is Dr. James Tohme and I have the privilege of being the next principal at Murphy Elementary School. I am excited to become part of the W.J. Murphy school community and look forward to coming alongside our staff and parents to ensure that our students have a successful year of learning and growing academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

This coming school year will be the start of my 29th year in education. I began my career in Carpentersville School District 300, where I served as an instructional assistant, teacher, assistant principal and principal. After 11 years, I transitioned to Schaumburg School District 54, where I led 2 elementary schools as building principal. For the past 7 years, I have been the principal at the School of Dual Language in Hawthorn School District.

I grew up in Chicago in a bilingual and bicultural home, where I attended public schools through high school. I received my Bachelor’s degree in education from Judson College in Elgin. I continued my education by receiving my Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from Aurora University.

My goal as the instructional leader at Murphy Elementary School is to work in a collaborative manner with students, parents and staff to foster a safe, enriching and engaging school environment. Our school district’s Mission is to “Ensure educational excellence for everyone”. Our Vision is “To become a nationally top-rated school district”. Our collective goal for this coming school year and moving forward will be to live out our mission and vision. Join me as we work collaboratively toward fulfilling these commendable goals.

As Principal at Murphy Elementary School, I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Building relationships with students, parents and staff is critically important to me, so do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or phone.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

 

Dr. James Tohme, Principal

 

Murphy Elementary School

220 North Greenwood Drive

Round Lake Park

847-270-9950

jtohme@rlas-116.org

 

 

¡Querida comunidad escolar de Murphy!

Bienvenido al año escolar 2020-21. Mi nombre es Dr. James Tohme y tengo el privilegio de ser el próximo director de la escuela primaria Murphy. Estoy emocionado de formar parte de la comunidad escolar de W.J. Murphy y espero reunirme con nuestro personal y padres para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes tengan un año exitoso de aprendizaje y crecimiento académico, social, emocional y físico. 

El próximo año escolar será el comienzo de mi 29º año en educación. Comencé mi carrera en el Distrito Escolar 300 de Carpentersville, donde serví como asistente de instrucción, maestro, subdirector y director. Después de 11 años, hice la transición al Distrito Escolar 54 de Schaumburg, donde dirigí 2 escuelas primarias como director. Durante los últimos 7 años, he sido el director de la Escuela de Lenguaje Dual en el Distrito Escolar de Hawthorn 73.

Crecí en Chicago en un hogar bilingüe y bicultural, donde asistí a escuelas públicas hasta la secundaria. Recibí mi licenciatura en educación de Judson College en Elgin. Continué mi educación al recibir mi Maestría y Doctorado en Liderazgo Educativo de la Universidad de Aurora.

Mi objetivo como líder de instrucción en la Escuela Primaria Murphy es trabajar de manera colaborativa con los estudiantes, los padres y el personal para fomentar un ambiente escolar seguro, enriquecedor y atractivo. La misión de nuestro distrito escolar es "Garantizar la excelencia educativa para todos". Nuestra visión es "Convertirnos en un distrito escolar mejor calificado a nivel nacional". Nuestro objetivo colectivo para este próximo año escolar y seguir adelante será vivir nuestra misión y visión. Únase a mí mientras trabajamos en colaboración para cumplir estos objetivos encomiables.

Como director de la escuela primaria Murphy, espero conocerlos a usted y a su hijo. Establecer relaciones con los estudiantes, los padres y el personal es de vital importancia para mí, así que no dude en comunicarse conmigo por correo electrónico o por teléfono.

Disfruta el resto de tu verano!

 

Dr. James Tohme, Director

 

Escuela primaria de Murphy

220 North Greenwood Drive

Round Lake Park

847-270-9950

jtohme@rlas-116.org

Assistant Principal

Ms. Amanda Johns

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Email:

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Ms. Amanda Johns

Hello!  My name is Amanda Johns and I am excited to join Murphy Elementary this year as Assistant Principal.  

I come to you from Texas where I just completed my twenty-first year in education.  I have experience teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, as well as working with students who are new to the english language.  I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Reading, as well as a double Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce.  

During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children, traveling, reading, and supporting the Dallas Cowboys!  

I’m excited to work with the students, staff, and families at Murphy Elementary!

Sincerely,

Amanda Johns, Assistant Principal