Krista Murphy, MEd
Krista Murphy, MEd is an Early Learning Services Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education, where she serves as the QRIS Region 9 Technical Assistance lead, supporting Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in developing and operating QRIS. Krista has 20 year’ experience in the early childhood education field, as a teacher, director, adjunct professor, and systems development lead. Krista currently serves on the National Association for the Education of Young Children Governing Board, and as the Public Policy chair for the Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children. Krista received her master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Education and multiple subject credential from National University, and her Administrative Services credential from University of California, Irvine.
She is passionate about developing systems that empower early childhood educators to have active roles in curriculum development and teaching, and in aligning systems to support play-based learning as the foundation for birth-8 education.