Meet the Teachers.

Mrs. Murphy
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Season: Spring
Favorite Food: Thai food
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Candy: Dark chocolate/caramel
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
Favorite Sport: Soccer

Welcome to Room 25!  I am thrilled to be here with you.  I am starting my 10th year at Breck - 9 years as a first grade teacher and 1 year as a substitute teacher.  Before coming to Breck, I taught in ECFE for 10 years and then my family moved overseas where both my husband and I taught in International Schools.  We have lived in New Delhi, India and Hong Kong.  I enjoy traveling and spending time at our cabin in Moose Lake.  I also enjoy reading, bike riding, cooking, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family.  I love teaching at Breck and being part of such a welcoming community.  I'm looking forward to a fantastic year.

Ms. Madden
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Season: Fall
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Drink: Sprite
Favorite Candy: Snickers
Favorite Book: The Day the crayons quit; Charlottes Web
Favorite Sport: Swimming
Favorite Animal: Dogs

Hi there! My name is Ms. Madden and I am so excited to be here with you in first grade! This is my first year at Breck School and I look forward to being part of such a wonderful community. I have previously taught in 4th grade and Kindergarten classrooms, and I know I will just have a blast in 1st grade. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy reading, swimming, boating at the lake, watching hockey, and cooking. I often travel to Chicago to visit my family, and while I'm there I try to get to a Blackhawks game or two :)

I look forward to a year full of learning and fun!