The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Mary Kay Murphy

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District 5 Director

Dr. Mary Kay Murphy has served as GSBA District 5 Director since 2005. She is the system designee to the GSBA Delegate Assembly, is a Legislative Liaison, a member of the GSBA Governmental Operations Committee and serves on the NSBA Advocacy Institute (FRN). She has served as a member of the GSBA Executive Committee and is also a trainer with the GSBA Veteran Board Training Program. Dr. Murphy is the Development Officer at Morehouse School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in Education and English from Emory University. She has held administrative positions at Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Oglethorpe University, and Morris Brown College. Dr. Murphy was elected to the Gwinnett County Board of Education in 1996 and has served as chairman four times.