Mike Murphy, a 37 year veteran teacher at Viewmont High School, has announced his decision to retire from teaching at the end of this school year. Murphy began his teaching career in 1974 after graduating from Texas Tech University and accepting the position of Band Director at Viewmont. In 1996, Murphy gave up his position with the band but continued teaching U.S. History and Guitar. Though not the oldest teacher at the school, Murphy has been there longer than any other teacher presently teaching there. Three other educators will retire from Viewmont this year as well: Ms. Jeanne McGuire-Choral Director, Mr. Scott Tennis-Principal, and Mr. David Gill-Math Teacher. Murphy plans to devote more time to Murphy’s Guitars and Davis Park Golf Course as well as cycling and fly fishing.