To the Arcanum Schools and community



I have been very blessed these last 10 years to work at such a wonderful school with awesome staff and students and a very caring, tight-knit community. Although my family and I do not live in Arcanum, it is like our second home. Even though I am not a morning person, once I get some coffee in me, chat with my friends and colleagues, and see some of the students as they’re rushing to class, I’m ready to start my day as a teacher in one of the best schools around. I tried my hand in social work right after college, but for a variety of reasons, I decided to get my licensure to teach. It was the best decision I could have made. Although my stress level is often high, with lesson planning, grading, new state requirements, and of course planning prom, it’s all worth it. I love the students, even the ones I don’t have in class and the ones who try patience daily.

Losing our precious little Molly has been and continues to be an almost unbearable heartbreak. Some students and staff were fortunate enough to know Molly personally, others felt like they knew her from the many stories that I told about her in the lunch room, the halls, and in the classroom. I have always felt such a close connection to the staff, students, and community at Arcanum. It’s not always appropriate to say and sometimes makes people feel uncomfortable, but I do love everyone that I work with all of the current and former students. These past few weeks I have felt the abundance of love and support from those in the school and community and it has meant so much to my family and I. Thank you to all who have sent flowers, cards, and other memorabilia, came to the visitation, asked for prayer at their churches, and those who have simply been praying unceasingly. Your support and prayers have been dearly needed and appreciated.

As I spend this summer playing with my energetic and funny Delaney, helping Marissa prepare for college after her trip to Italy, spending some relaxing time at Lake Cumberland with my husband, Kerry, and our friends, I also look forward to the end of the summer when I get to come back to my job that I enjoy so much.

Thank you to everyone and please continue to pray. God Bless You All.


Sarah and Kerry Murphy and family

The Molly Murphy Unicorn Foundation has been established with the assistance of The Troy Foundation to help children and their families in a variety of ways. We are hoping to have a website up and running soon and are also planning some children’s events at Fort Rowdy in Covington over Labor Day Weekend for our first fundraiser. We will let everyone know the details as soon as we have them.

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