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Anthony Murphy

Executive Director

Anthony Murphy is the newly appointed Executive Director at Lead The Way Learning Academy, with a demonstrated history of working on behalf of youth.  He is skilled in coaching, team building, public speaking leadership and technology.  Anthony is a strong program and project management professional, with an M.Ed. In Educational Leadership & Administration/ BA in Organizational Leadership.  Anthony joined LTWLA as the Program Manager in 2020 and humbly accepted to follow in the footsteps of icon and founder Ms. Jackie Kemp in October 2023.

His Story

Anthony Murphy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and is a proud alum of Eastmoor High School.  He has 16+ years of managerial and academic experience, having served in the retail industry, public and private schools, and directing the operations of various nonprofit organizations specializing in improving the mental health, and workforce development, of youth.  Mr. Murphy was the Managing Owner of Cap City Preps where he not only produced Central Ohio's largest All-Star game for six consecutive years, but helped 300+ student-athletes earn college scholarships.  He was directly involved in the recruiting process, fostering relationships with colleges and universities and ultimately helping many Columbus City student-athletes.  Mr. Murphy has a passion for helping youth, and believes it is an honor and privilege to serve the community that raised him.


Anthony received a Bachelor's of Art in Business Management from Ohio Christian University as well as a Master's in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Nebraska.

In his spare time, Mr. Murphy is the proud father of five children.  He is an active member of his community and has helped volunteer coach football, basketball, soccer and baseball for 15+ years.  Today, you will likely see him on the sidelines of his sons' college football games and daughters' track & field events.

Certifications & Licenses

  • Leadership Excellence Certification (2021)

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2021)

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (2021)

  • Lean Six Sigma Educational Black Belt (2023)

  • CPR First Aid (2023)

  • Mental Health First Aid (2023)


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.


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