Bobbie Murphy has been married for 22 years to Rob, who tremendously enjoys his role as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and continues to demonstrate his love for kids and sports through coaching and community involvement.
Bobbie and Rob are blessed with four children of various ages, talents and dispositions - a 20 year old son (NHS '09), and three daughters, 18 (NHS '11), 15 (NHS '14) and 12 (NHS '17). They have been residents of Novi for 17+ years.
Bobbie was elected in 2007 to the Novi School Board. She has had the honor of being the secretary of the board, serving as the liaison for the Novi Educational Foundation, and is a founding member of the Legislative Action Network - Novi. Bobbie has received her certification from the Michigan Association of School Boards, and remains an active volunteer in our schools, civic and faith-based community organizations.
Bobbie has had many opportunities in life to experience the value and success of teamwork, and to develop strong interpersonal, negotiation, and group problem-solving skills. She is an eager learner, critical thinker, and creative problem-solver.
When Bobbie is not advocating, volunteering, or attending to her family's needs, you may catch her running through the neighborhood or picking up a great read from the public library.
Her educational background includes:
- University of Michigan
Graduate degree in Social Work with a specialization in Children and Adolescents
School Social Work Certification
Field Practicum in the Public School System
- Bowling Green State University
Degree in Social Work
Volunteer tutoring of immigrant population
"Bobbie is one of the most committed parents I know. Our daughters have been really close friends. Bobbie is always willing to take on responsibilities related to the kids' education and activities. She is always willing to help, with a smile! Bobbie and her entire family have wonderful family values and focus on education. We have been lucky to have her as a friend and I hope she continues on the school board. ..."
- Rupali Joshi