“I never thought about opening a school. That was a crazy idea to me. But I didn’t see a school on the far east side of Indianapolis that was defining what’s possible for kids.

While working with Teach for America, Megan Murphy was introduced to Building Excellent Schools, a non-profit fellowship that recruits leaders to start high-performing charter schools in urban areas. Intrigued and inspired, she spent a year traveling the country, looking “under the hood” of successful charter schools. In 2017, she opened Circle City Prep, a college-preparatory school for inner-city children.

“When I started teaching, I became grounded in the power of quality education and what it can do to change the lives of children and families. I’ll be doing this the rest of my life.”

Megan Murphy
Founder and Head of School
Circle City Preparatory Charter School
Class of 2004