Tyler Murphy

Tyler Murphy

Fayette County Board of Education, District 2, KY

Tyler is a National Board Certified high school social studies teacher and a longtime advocate for public education. He was elected in 2018 into the Fayette County Board of Education, the second largest school district in Kentucky and was elected unanimously as the board chair. He helped steer the district through a nationwide superintendent search; developed cohesive board governance protocols to ensure the board can carry out its mission to support students, staff, and families; and has steadfastly focused on engaging the community to support strong public schools. In 2021, Fayette County Public Schools was named by Forbes Magazine as Kentucky's best employer. Tyler is optimistic about the work ahead and is running for re-election to continue this shared work.

Tyler is a native Kentuckian and graduate of Lexington's Transylvania University. He teaches AP and honors courses at Boyle County High School, coaches the academic team, and serves as a mentor in Transylvania University's 100 Doors program. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Education Association and the Board of the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition. He is a member of the Session of First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, KY.