Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Melody Murphy


I was born and raised in Tuscumbia, AL. I went to Tuscumbia City Schools my whole life and graduated from Deshler High School in 1998. I am a true Deshler Tiger at heart! GO TIGERS!!! I graduated from UNA in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Office Education and Marketing Education. I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2005 with my Master's Degree in Computers and Applied Technology. ROLL TIDE!!!  I am starting my 22nd year at Deshler.  I received my Ph.D. in 2014 in Instructional Leadership/Instructional Technology from The University of Alabama. Also, I currently teach as an adjunct in the Secondary Education Dept. at The University of North Alabama.  I am married to Dwayne Murphy. We have one son (Mason). Mason is in 6th grade at Deshler Middle School.  My family and I are active members at Parkview Baptist Church in Tuscumbia, AL.

I am the DECA club advisor and Junior Class/Prom Sponsor.



Deshler High School   (1998)
Honors Academic Diploma 

The University of North Alabama  (2002)
B.S. Ed. - Business and Office Education / Marketing Education.

The University of Alabama (2005)
M.A.- Computers and Applied Technology

The University of Alabama (2014)
PhD - Instructional Leadership / Instructional Technology


Deshler High School   2002-Present
Business/Marketing Teacher - Co-op Coordinator
DECA Advisor; Junior Class/Prom Sponsor

The University of North Alabama 2015-Present
Secondary Education -- Adjunct Professor

Northwest Shoals Community College  2007-2014
Computer Information Systems - Adjunct Instructor