Focus on educational excellence, caring and community
New Principal at BIS City Campus in Munich: Owen Murphy
The Masters of Science in Educational Leadership holder is looking forward to a new challenge in Germany - his chosen home for the past nine years. "The City Campus community and the modern learning facility leaves me in no doubt that I am fortunate to take on the role of Principal of a campus, which is driven and motivated by the realistic vision to be a beacon of excellence in the city, at the same time as being a caring culture for everyone," says Owen Murphy, who has made his new home in the Bavarian capital in Munich-Laim with his partner Maarit, a nurse.
Team of rock stars
In preparation and interviews, he has heard time and again about the dedicated teachers and support staff as a "team of rock stars." "That coincides 1:1 with my first experiences and conversations with my new colleagues at City Campus." In addition to educational excellence, Owen Murphy values a climate of trust, inspiration, teamwork and unity. "My best hopes are to be part of a community culture where everyone cares for each other, where we are inspired by the belief we have in each other and where we achieve success together." He will work together in the City Campus leadership with Vice Principal Nicola Moloney, who has a long history with Bavarian International School.
Through his own experiences as a student, he knows that great teachers can make a real difference for everyone. "When I look back, I think I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I did spend a portion of my life ignoring the feeling, but the calling was always strong!" the British-German tells International School Services (ISS) in an interview.