Derrick Murphy

The 34 people in the group represent a variety of sectors in the Hoover community, including education, large and small businesses, nonprofits and government. more

Sep 20, 2017 4:35 PM News 2 Comments


Sydney Cromwell

On Sunday afternoon, Hoover residents Greg Moon, David Cohen and Councilman Derrick Murphy brought a feast – in the form of 100 grilled hamburgers, 145 wings, 100 hot dogs and sides – to the RV Park to make their time in Hoover a little easier. more

Sep 10, 2017 6:32 PM People

Dad Brigade 2017-3

Photo by Jon Anderson

This year's back-to-school cleanup effort was expanded to include Hoover's two high schools, meaning volunteers were sprucing up all 16 campuses that are part of Hoover City Schools. more

Jul 29, 2017 8:26 AM Schools 1 Comments

Gene Smith council president

Photo by Jon Anderson

Councilman Derrick Murphy also was nominated. more

Nov 7, 2016 10:31 PM News 1 Comments

Derrick Murphy 2016

Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

Derrick Murphy said he is running for City Council Place 5, now held by 20-year Councilman Jack Wright. more

Jul 13, 2016 10:39 AM People


Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Hoover school board has hired a new legal firm that board President Derrick Murphy says will transition to become the lead law firm for the district. more

Feb 22, 2016 11:02 PM Schools

Derrick Murphy

Photo courtesy of Derrick Murphy

Murphy's five-year term on the school board ends in May. more

Jan 26, 2016 5:45 AM People

Hoover school board 10-16-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

The board's regular January meeting is being moved from Monday night to Tuesday night, Jan. 12. more

Jan 10, 2016 8:04 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

Hoover Board of Education President Derrick Murphy organized the rally to oppose efforts in the state Legislature to move $80 million from the Education Trust Fund to the state’s general fund. more

Sep 20, 2015 9:17 PM Schools

Hoover school board President Derrick Murphy has gathered commitments from at least 13 other school board presidents to be there. more

Sep 15, 2015 6:36 PM Schools 1 Comments

Dad Brigade - 1 (1).jpg

Courtesy Jason Gaston

Board President Derrick Murphy will publicly thank members of Hoover City Dad Brigade during the Sept. 14 Hoover Board of Education meeting at Hoover High School. more

Sep 4, 2015 3:24 PM News

Hoover Dad Brigade

Photo by Ron Burkett.

Almost 400 volunteers, including around 70 students, came together for the first project of the Hoover City Dad Brigade on Aug. 1. more

Aug 27, 2015 9:07 PM People

Rezoning 2014

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, who took charge of the Hoover school district in June, is now tackling rezoning city schools. more

Aug 27, 2015 9:04 PM Schools

Hoover City Dad Brigade

Ron Burkett

Early Saturday morning, nearly 400 men gathered at the Riverchase Home Depot for the first Hoover City Dad Brigade event. They worked until 1 p.m. on projects to improve every Hoover elementary school before students return to the classroom. more

Aug 2, 2015 2:09 PM , Schools

Monday, June 15 was the first meeting under new Hoover Board of Education President Derrick Murphy, appointed by his peers in May, new superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy, who started on June 1, and new school board member Jill Ganus Veitch. more

Jun 16, 2015 2:53 AM News 1 Comments

Hoover City Dad Brigade

Photo by Keith McCoy.

When Derrick Murphy took over as president of the Hoover Board of Education in June, he aimed to get more dads and father figures more involved in Hoover City Schools. The Hoover Dad Brigade's first event is this Saturday. more

May 22, 2015 3:18 PM People 2 Comments

Hoover Board of Education selects Derrick Murphy as new president. Effective June 1 he replaces Donna Frazier, who served on the city school board for 10 years. more

May 12, 2015 2:43 AM News

Dr. Kathy L. Murphy

Photo by Roy Williams

Members of the Hoover School Board share behind-the-scenes sacrifices that culminated in the hiring of Dr. Kathy Murphy as the new superintendent. more

May 1, 2015 9:18 PM News

bus service

Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools

Following a decision by the Hoover City Schools Board of Education, buses are scheduled to run again in 2014. more

Dec 10, 2013 4:08 AM News 1 Comments

Derrick Murphy knows students need affirmation to go the right direction in life, and so he mentors eighth grade boys in leadership skills though the Alpha program at Bumpus Middle School. more

Jun 27, 2013 7:51 PM People 2 Comments

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