Msgr. Tim Murphy is pictured after receiving a top award from the National Catholic Educational Association during a convention in Chicago this spring. (Courtesy Central Catholic High School)
Msgr. Tim Murphy is pictured after receiving a top award from the National Catholic Educational Association during a convention in Chicago this spring. (Courtesy Central Catholic High School)

Msgr. Tim Murphy, a 1958 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a longtime teacher, administrator and spiritual leader at the school, received a Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award this spring from the National Catholic Educational Association. The award was given in Chicago during NCEA’s annual convention and expo.

The award recognizes the efforts, contributions and achievements of its recipients in Catholic school education. Msgr. Murphy was chosen from more than 150,000 teachers and administrators, as well as diocesan leaders and organizations dedicated to the nation’s Catholic schools. 

“To have been on the receiving end of a Catholic education, almost from the womb, and then to know that you can impact others to the same extent, with lifelong effects, leaves you grateful for its place in people’s lives,” the monsignor said after receiving the award.

He was joined in Chicago by a large group of family, friends, colleagues and supporters.