Principal's Welcome

My name is Nikki Murphy and it is a privilege to be serving as Principal Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy. This will be my 25th year as an educator and my first year in Temple ISD.  I was raised in Temple and attended Thornton, Bonham and Temple High School, so returning home to serve in the district where I went to school is an honor.  


In the past, I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.  I have also taught Special Education, teaching students with a variety of special needs.  I also have served as a Reading Recovery Teacher and Reading and Math Interventionist.  As an Assistant Principal, I served in Austin ISD and Georgetown ISD.


I look forward to working with the community, families and students of Temple!