Eileen Murphy

About

Eileen Murphy is the founder and CEO of ThinkCERCA, a web-based platform that provides the tools and content teachers need to personalize critical thinking instruction across disciplines. She taught English for 15 years and was the founding English Department Chair at Walter Payton College Prep as well as the author of 360 Degrees of Text (NCTE, 2011). As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for over 100 of Chicago’s highest performing schools, she became passionate about the role technology could play in education in the 21st century and left CPS in 2012 to develop ThinkCERCA to help all students achieve career and college readiness. ThinkCERCA is one of the top Literacy Courseware Challenge winners (Gates Foundation), and Eileen was named one of Chicago's Tech 50 2013 by Crain's Chicago Magazine and winner of the WPO Chicago Shark Tank Competition 2014.   Specialties: Common Core State Standards, NWEA MAP and Differentiating Instruction, School Improvement, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Critical Literacy, Professional Development for Administrators, English/Language Arts Content Development.
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