Phone: (469) 752-7022


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: - Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Western Governors University - Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Oklahoma Teaching Certifications: - Special Education EC - 12 - Generalist 4 - 8

Mr. John Neumann

Special Education Team Leader

As a Plano ISD alumnus, I am grateful to be able to give back to the community which helped shape the person I am today.  I attended Wells Elementary, Schimelpfenig Middle School, Jasper High School, and Plano Senior High School as a student.  After graduating from Plano Senior High School, I attended and graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Economics.  I recently completed a Masters degree program in Educational Leadership through Western Governors University, and I'm excited about the opportunity to be a campus leader!

I am a lucky husband and a proud papa of four "fur babies" - two dogs (PB, a black lab/shepherd mix and Koji, a Shiba Inu) and two cats (Sid and Nancy).  We recently dealt with the loss of our oldest good boy, Ty, who was great in both size and heart. 

In my spare time: I enjoy watching baseball (Go Rangers and Cubs!) and basketball (Go Mavs!), playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf, and traveling with my wife.  I was captain of the University of Oklahoma ultimate frisbee team my senior year, and I have also played ultimate frisbee at the semi-professional level for Tulsa and Dallas.  

I'm excited to begin my eleventh year as a teacher in Plano ISD and my second year at Murphy Middle School!  The first eight years of my caeer were at Otto Middle School where I served as a FOCUS (formerly BASE/BSE) teacher, a Developmental Self-Contained teacher, and a Special Education Team Leader.  I have also been involved with Plano ISD's Extended School Year program as a summer school teacher for many years.  I could not be happier with the opportunity to be at Murphy Middle School to help lead an amazing group of teachers in providing the best education possible for our students.


    Maverick Super Star
    January 2019
    Murphy Middle School

    Staff Member of the Month
    February 2016
    Otto Middle School 

    Plano ISD Whiz Quiz Champions
    2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018
    Otto Middle School

    Plano ISD Whiz Quiz Runner-Up
    Otto Middle School


    Whiz Quiz Club

    Whiz Quiz is a fun way for students to engage in academic competition.  Students buzz in to answer trivia questions that are pulled from the middle school curriculum and current events.  Teams of seven students per grade level compete at the district level near the end of February or early March each year.  Murphy's Whiz Quiz club will have open practices until the end of January when the teams of seven per grade level will be selected.  

    Practice Time and Location: TBD