Megan Murphy, Executive Director
If you’re wondering if there is still a place for all-girls’ education today, listen to my interview with Executive Director Megan Murphy who has led the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS). One of the most compelling reasons to offer a girls-only education at the K-12 and beyond levels is to encourage girls to continue their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), which tend to drop off as girls reach their pre-teens in co-ed environments.
During Megan’s tenure, NCGS has achieved significant growth in programs, membership, and staffing. Megan’s vision to create national and global strategic alliances led to the first-ever Global Forum on Girls’ Education, resulting in nearly 1,000 educators from 23 countries coming together to exchange ideas about innovative approaches for academic excellence and the healthy development of girls.
I had several high schools growing up, including Madonna High School in Wichita, Kansas, which was all girls at the time. Megan and I talk about the case for an all-girls’ education and some tips for deciding if it is right for the girls in your life.