Principal's Welcome


My name is Nikki Murphy and I am the proud principal of Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy.  I grew up in Temple and attended Temple ISD schools, so it is an honor and privilege to be serving in the community where I was raised.


At MDECA, students will receive a strong foundation for learning.  As a Project Lead the Way school, our Pre-K students engage in hands-on STEM activities that help them become creative and collaborative problem solvers.

Our historic building houses the district's only Pre-K, serving qualifying students that turn four year olds on or before September 1.  


The MDECA teachers and staff are passionate about partnering with  families to engage and support the development of our communities littlest learners.  


Welcome to Meridith-Dunbar-Where the Adventure Begins!


Nikki Murphy


Meridith-Dunbar Early Childhood Academy