Kelli Murphy (Advisor)
DA Advisor 2006-Present
Mrs. Murphy has been teaching at Aliso Niguel High School since 1999, and currently teaches Biotechnology and AP Environmental Science. She has been married to her husband for 36 years, and has two amazing children, and three grandchildren. Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a veterinary technician, a biologist for the National Park Service, and served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside, and her teaching credential from Chapman University. She has been the DA Advisor since 2006.
It all started when former DA member and coach, Melissa Emnas, asked her if she would be willing to help DA become a competitive team. The rest is history! We have become a force to be reckoned with in the competition circuits, but more importantly have grown into a DA family. The DA family now includes an amazing Booster Club who helps the team meet all of their funding goals, and is very supportive of the kids and our program. It also includes two fabulous and caring coaches, David Lim and Jasmine Orcas, who are the backbone of our team and the inspiration of our team’s success.
Mrs. Murphy is so happy that she came on board, and has thoroughly enjoyed every second of being a member of this family. She wouldn’t give it up for anything, and hopes to continue for many years to come!