Erin Murphy is co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. Currently, Erin has the pleasure of serving as the assistant principal of Eyer Middle School in the East Penn School District. As a certified literacy specialist, she also coordinates the middle level ELA department. Erin’s classroom experiences range from kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to Project Based Learning, she also regularly consults with other leaders and learners regarding Literacy, Technology, and Leadership. Erin married her college sweetheart and has two incredibly curious daughters.


Assistant Principal – Eyer Middle School (2014 – present)

East Penn School District K -12 Technology Integration Specialist (2013 – 2014)

East Penn School District Elementary Science Chair (2010 – 2014)

Emmaus High School and Willow Lane Elementary School – Principal Intern (2012 – 2013)

East Penn School District- Intermediate Elementary Teacher (August 2007- 2013)

Central Bucks School District- Kindergarten Teacher (2006-2007)

Professional Development School- Penn State University (2005-2006)


Lehigh University

Principal Certification Program, (2013)

Kutztown University

Masters of Education, (2009)

Concentration in Reading

Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach K – 12 Certificate

Pennsylvania State University

B.S. in Elementary and Kindergarten Education K-6, (2006)

Concentration in Arts and Humanities

Elementary Education K – 6 Certificate