My name is Anne Murphy and I am the RTI Coordinator for grades 3 and 4 at GEMS. This is my fifth year at GEMS and my second year in this role; I taught third grade during my first three years. After receiving my B.A. in English from The Ohio State University, I moved to San Diego, California to complete my M.S. in Special Education at National University. I began my teaching career in San Diego where I taught students with Autism at Fletcher Elementary for five years. In 2005, I relocated to New York City and taught at P.S. 139 in Brooklyn, New York as an Intervention Specialist for seven years. In 2012, my husband and I decided to make a home here in Columbus, Ohio with our daughter. Our family enjoys discovering new activities in the area, making art, cooking, and playing with our cat Thurston.