Teacher, John Bapst Memorial High School, Maine
Brendan Murphy is currently teaching at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine, and he is active in the Maine Association of Math Teams. He has taught for the last 25 years at the college, high school, and middle school levels. He is a National Leader and is an endorsed consultant for AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and Pre-AP Mathematics. In 2007, he received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in Maine. In 2005, Murphy was a finalist for the Maine Teacher of the Year and was a 2005 Siemens Award Winner for Advanced Placement. He was awarded the 2010 Academic Leadership Award from the College Board and is a former member of the SAT Math Development Committee and APAC Steering Committee. He serves on the College Board SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Development Committee and the SAT Advisory Committee. Recently he was awarded the 2015 Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation.
Murphy has run weeklong summer institutes in AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Vertical Teams® and Pre-AP Math. He has presented numerous workshops for the College Board around the country and has been a speaker at many state and national conferences. He has presented AP workshops in 12 countries. For nine years, Murphy ran a mentoring program for new AP Statistics teachers for the Maine DOE. He is currently a Reader for AP Calculus and a former Table Leader and Reader for the AP Statistics Exam. He is a leader in distance learning and was featured in Newsweek in the May 16, 2005, issue. He recently helped pilot an online virtual AP Calculus class for the Maine DOE and has taught both AB and BC Calculus online for the last eight years. Currently he has over 180 AP Calculus podcasts uploaded to iTunes University free of charge for anyone to view and use.
Murphy has a BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University as well as an MBA from Bentley College.