All About Mrs. Phillips!
I have spent most of my life in Oklahoma. After graduating from Stillwater High School and Oklahoma State University, I taught my first two years in Duncanville, TX. I missed my family. so I moved back home in 1988. I taught one year in Oklahoma City, then retired from Piedmont Schools after 25 years. This is my fourth year at St. John Nepomuk Catholic School, so including this year I have a total of thirty-two years teaching elementary students.
My husband, Joe, and I have three handsome and beautiful young adults. Morgan, my daughter, is engaged to be married on March 23rd, in Tucson, AZ. She and her fiance moved there August 19th, so I will be planning a long distance wedding. What a challenge! My oldest son, Kiefer, is in his junior year at Oklahoma State University. He is majoring in Psychology which means he will most likely continue school to get his Master’s degree. My youngest son, Grayson, is a freshman at UCO. Up until mid-July we weren’t sure what his plans were going to be as far as living at home, or near UCO. He moved out two weeks ago, so we are officially “empty nesters” and I’m not sure I’m ready for this next phase in my life. My mom, who is very involved in my kids’ lives and activities, lives across the pond from us, from May to October, and in Florida from October to May. My little kindergarten friends know that she is a "snowbird." My sister and brother-in-law also live in Florida. Needless to say, we love our Christmas gatherings in 83 degree weather! This year, due to the upcoming wedding, we will spend Christmas in Tucson.
One of my favorite past-times is participating in a variety of group fitness classes at the gym. I love outdoor activities and have zip-lined in Cancun, Mexico and Branson, MO, para-sailed in Mexico and Florida, and conquered the ropes’ course at the Oklahoma River (four stories high with a free fall.) My family and I have spent the last ten to fifteen years taking lake trips and traveling to various states to visit historical sites, amusement parks, and beaches in the summer.
I feel extremely blessed to be a part of St. John Nepomuk Catholic School. I absolutely love my sweet kindergarten friends in the morning and K-5 Spanish/Computer students in the afternoon. I am very impressed with the high level of parent involvement here at this school.
Some of my favorite quotes include, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you could do today,” “An error is not a mistake, unless you fail to correct it,” and the original Piedmont motto, “Expect the best!”
My goal in the computer lab is to teach my students to access knowledge efficiently and safely in order to enrich their classroom learning experience. I am working closely with the classroom teachers to reinforce skills that their students are learning in the homeroom classroom.
The Rosetta Stone Language Immersion program will teach my students conversational Spanish. I will be teaching my students about the Spanish culture including several celebrations such as Mexican Independence Day, Dia de los Muertos, Feliz Navidad, Los Posadas, and Cinco de Mayo.
I love teaching because I feel a sense of accomplishment seeing students grow in knowledge, confidence, and skills.
Elementary Computers & Spanish