Alice Murphy, Ed.D. - Lead Learning Specialist

Alice Murphy is an Educational Specialist serving as Coordinator for the Pinecrest Academy Resource Center (PARC).
With over thirty years experience, Dr. Murphy has  worked as a teacher, administrator, and educational program specialist for individuals with developmental, emotional and neurological disabilities at risk for underachievement due to barriers caused by these conditions. As an expert analyst of comprehensive educational programs, Dr. Murphy has most recently worked for the Georgia Department of Education, Division for Special Education Services and Supports as a liaison/program specialist for school districts, families and agencies throughout Georgia. Her focus has been developing and implementing statewide capacity building projects and providing teacher and administrative training to improve performance and long term outcomes for individuals with learning differences. 

As the PARC Coordinator, Dr. Murphy works closely with staff to build and implement a specialized learning support program to effectively identify and serve students with learning differences. Dr. Murphy meets with parents and observes in classrooms while consulting with teachers and staff daily. Through collaboration with teachers, families and students,  Dr. Murphy works to ensure that student individual needs are identified and met to support learning potential.  
Dr. Murphy received her BS degree in social work from LaGrange College, a Masters Degree in Special Education, specializing in Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from North Georgia College, Middle School Studies from Georgia State University, Doctorate in Educational Administration plus Special Education Administration specializing in Program Development for Students at Risk from Florida Nova Southeastern University, followed by post doctoral studies with Emory University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychology and Psychiatry Center for Autism and Related Neurological and Developmental Disorders. 
Dr. Murphy frequently consults with school administrators, psychologists and pediatricians to collaborate for educational support which is in the best interest of the child.