Samuel Court, Principal

  • Samuel Court

    “Education is the key to unlocking the world. It is the passport to freedom.” - Oprah Winfrey

    Court is honored to join Talahi Community School as the principal. With a passion for education that spans four generations of his family, Court brings 18 years of experience working in schools across four different states. His diverse roles have included teaching grades 2 through 6, implementing Title 1 interventions, and integrating STEM education. Court holds fond memories of his time teaching at Talahi from 2013 to 2016. Prior to his current position, he served as a principal in a neighboring district for six years and briefly acted as an interim superintendent.

    Court pursued his undergraduate degree in elementary education at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He furthered his education by earning a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. In addition, he has completed coursework in teaching English as a Second Language at Kansas State University and also holds a 6th-year certificate from St. Cloud State University for his principal and superintendent licenses.

    As a proud resident of St. Cloud, his two sons attend kindergarten and 2nd grade in St. Cloud Area School District. His wife is a professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. During his leisure time, he enjoys activities such as running, camping, fishing, grilling and cherishing moments with his family. Don’t hold it against him, but he is an avid Green Bay Packers fan. 

    Court is deeply committed to fostering strong connections with students, families and the community. He believes in open communication and collaborative partnerships to create an inclusive and supportive educational environment. He looks forward to working closely with all stakeholders to support the growth and development of every student at Talahi Community School.

    Email: Samuel Court

Camille Murphy, Assistant Principal

  • Camille MurphyCamille Murphy is honored to serve the Talahi community in her fourth year as the assistant principal. Murphy graduated from St. Cloud State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in science. She then attended Concordia University, St. Paul where she earned master's degrees in Differentiated Instruction and K-12 Educational Leadership.

    This is Murphy's 15th year serving the St. Cloud Area School District in a variety of roles, including elementary classroom teacher, academic coach and administrative intern. She lives in the St. Cloud area with her family. Both Murphy and her husband (a 742 teacher) attended District 742 schools in grades K-12. Their three children also attended and graduated from District 742 schools. She describes her family as 742 Proud! 

    Murphy is passionate about helping students realize and develop their individual strengths, believing all students can and will succeed. She is also dedicated to supporting the growth and development of teachers and staff. Building strong relationships with all stakeholders is her priority and she looks forward to working alongside members of the Talahi community to create successful outcomes for all students.

    Email: Camille Murphy