She races boats, competes in CrossFit and is Broward’s Teacher of the Year

“Be respectful and never lie are the only rules in my classroom,” Nova Middle School teacher Kristin Murphy said in posted remarks after being named Broward County’s top teacher on Thursday night.

At the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Broward County Public Schools held its annual Caliber Awards Ceremony to recognize the district’s top educators.

Murphy teaches world history and pre-law at Nova Middle and has been an educator for more than 20 years.

A colorful flower bouquet and a check for $1,000 were presented to Murphy who seemed shocked as her name was called and she went up to the stage to be recognized and awarded.