Heather Murphy

Board Member

Early Learning Center Administrator - South Lane School District

Heather Murphy was hired as the Early Learning Administrator for South Lane School District in July of 2021. Prior to this position, she served as the Executive Director of CASA of Lane County for 6 years and the Family Relief Nursery in Cottage Grove for 14 years. Ms. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon. She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband, Mark, where they have raised three wonderful children, Kendrick, Keara and Brennen. Heather served as a Cottage Grove City Councilor for eight years and was Council President for four of those. She has also served on numerous boards and committees at the local, county and state levels focusing on child abuse prevention, early childhood programs, rural healthcare and education.

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