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Boyle AP teacher wins election to Fayette school board

By GAGE PUCKETT

Boyle County High School

Boyle County High School’s Advanced Placement Government teacher Tyler Murphy ran for a seat on the Fayette County school board in last week’s election and came out victorious. He is now the youngest school board member at the age of 30 and the only teacher elected to serve on the board for the present term.

Murphy has always had an interest in politics since his youth. He has already acquired a wide variety of political experiences, including going door-to-door with his older brother, campaigning during the 1996 election. Since then, Murphy has worked in Frankfort and Washington, D.C., and on multiple campaigns, also serving as a national delegate in both the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.

While being very involved in politics, he has a vigor for public education.

“My passion for teaching and service made me want to look for ways to serve in addition to teaching in the classroom,” he said.

He is involved not only as a teacher, but also works in the summers with the Governor’s Scholars Program. He is also a member of the Kentucky Education Association Central District Board of Directors and serves as a mentor for Transylvania University students. His value for education makes him a perfect fit for BCHS.

“Boyle County has a reputation for academic excellence, that’s something I respect and of which I’m happy to be a part.”