Maureen Murphy-Foelkl

Salem, OR | Years Taught: 1982 – Present

Maureen believes that teachers need to be inspirational in bringing positive energy into lessons and out into the community. She is constantly seeking instructional inspiration from as many sources as she can locate. Her best advice for teachers is: “Triumph. What did you learn today? What did you teach today? This journey is rewarding, as you positively influence the lives of your students. Smile. Listen to your students as you inspire our forthcoming leaders and innovators. Stay curious. Our children will create our magnificent future, through you, their teacher.”

Additional Recognition

  • 2018 • K-5 Environmental Science, Diack Foundation
  • 2017 • Teacher Innovator Award- The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation
  • 2016 • Don Jeffery Award Lifelong Environmental Educator- Diack Foundation
  • 2014 • Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • 2013 • Outstanding Classroom Teacher- Oregon Science Teachers Association
  • 2013 • Crystal Apple Award- Salem-Keizer Education Foundation
  • 2011 • Entomological Foundation’s President’s Prize- ESA
  • 2011 • Green Apple Award- Marion County