Murphy Adventist® Christian School

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Our Staff


Tim Grove is the 1-8 grade teacher at the Murphy Adventist Christian School. Tim believes that helping students reach their full God given potential is the highest calling, the most rewarding job in the world. Imagine a job where a person could help shape the future, form lasting relationships with students and parents, explore ideas and possibilities, learn new things and make a difference in the lives of children.

Tim has taught in multi-grade settings for 25 years. He has developed cross curricular thematic units that make learning interesting and fun for students of all grades. Tim received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching award for the Southwestern Union Conference of SDA (a conference that encompasses five states) for his work in multi-grade classrooms. Tim has served on the Texas Conference Math Curriculum Committee and the Georgia Cumberland Conference Board of Education. He is Project Wet certified and loves incorporating outdoor education into his classroom.

Tim holds a B.S. in elementary education from Southern Adventist University and a Teaching Certificate from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist.



My name is Tracey Grove.  I am the Child Development Director for the 3-6 year old age group. I have many years of experience in the classroom and being a teacher was my dream from the time I was six years old. I look forward  everyday to create and implement lessons that my kids will be excited about. We learn so many things in my class and to see the kids actively engaged and loving to learn brings joy to my heart.. I love kids and this age is my favorite. They are so excited about school and life in general and so full of energy!  I want my classroom to be a place where every child feels welcomed, loved and safe. A place where learning is active and engaging. A place where kids love to come. 

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two wonderful children. Being Nana to three beautiful grandchildren makes my life complete.  I love to read with a hot cup of tea and my dog curled up beside me. I also love walks in the woods and to put my feet in the sand at the beach. To hear a child's laughter or to have their hand in mine is one of life's greatest joys! I would love to have your little one become a part of our classroom family.



Amy Stephens is our Para Professional that assists in early childhood education, specializing in the Early Childcare Education Center, 1st and 2nd grade.  Her wealth of knowledge in our school system, curriculum and the needs of early education are utilized to assist students in the day to day learning activities in our 1-8 classroom.  To say we could not operate without her would be an understatement.  Mrs. Stephens is loved by all of our students and goes above and beyond to facilitate a positive Christian Learning Environment.