District Welcomes New Director of Guidance

Dennis Murphy has been named the new District Director of Guidance for the Babylon School District, effective July 1.

Prior to joining the district, Murphy most recently worked as a school counselor in the Half Hollow Hills School District. Working at Half Hollow Hills High School East, Murphy provided academic, personal and career counseling to students in a highly competitive educational setting. Additionally, he was the co-founder and co-facilitator of the school’s Peer Ambassador Program, overseeing a group of students who sought out to bring a positive change to their community.

In addition to his counseling position, Murphy served as the administrative intern for the high school, conducting formal and informal observations with the high school administration in various subject areas in order to further his knowledge of counseling.

Murphy has also coached various sports teams, most recently the Herricks High School varsity golf team during the 2015-16 season.

Murphy holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in education, both from LIU Post. He holds a number of professional certifications, including a New York State school counselor permanent certification and a New York State coaching certification, as well as CPR and First Aid certifications.

In his spare time, Murphy enjoys spending time with family and friends. His wife, Stacy, is also a guidance counselor, and together they have two sons, Collin and Riley.