Hello and Welcome to Ballenger Creek Elementary! My name is Ryan Murphy and I'm excited to be one of our EL teachers at BCES. I graduated from University of Maryland-College Park with a Bachelor of Science in General Business and Criminology/Criminal Justice. After graduating, I worked with a few non-profit organizations in Baltimore, MD; serving students from Pre-K to 8th Grade with Baltimore City Public Schools. I obtained a Masters of Education degree from Goucher College and am currently continuing my education at University of Maryland-Baltimore County pursuing another graduate degree in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. I've also recently served as the Associate Director of Camps and Youth Development Program Director at the YMCA of Frederick County. I grew up in Frederick, MD and am a proud local native! When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, swimming, gardening, cooking and playing recreational sports.