Middle & High School English, Elementary Computer Applications
Mrs. Shellee Phillips has a bachelor’s degree in Interpretative Speech and Psychology from Bob Jones University. She has nearly twenty years of experience teaching in Christian schools, and her heart for ministry began at a very young age. As far back as she can remember, she’s been actively teaching Sunday School, AWANA, and women’s groups. She is the wife administrator Michael Phillips, and enjoys being able to support him in his ministry by teaching middle and high school English.
All four of her children have or are now attending a Christian school. It was important to her that each of them be exposed to God’s Word so they could learn the truth about the Source of all knowledge whether that’s in science, history, or English. Mrs. Phillips is passionate about helping each of her students better understand their Creator while teaching them the complexity of the English language. She tries to follow the philosophy that God lays out for the Israelites in Deuteronomy 10:12-13: “Israel, What doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul…” Her goal is to guide the next generation to see what God has done in past generations and what they have to do to continue to receive His blessings on their lives.
Mrs. Phillips encourages her students to be actively involved in their education. She asks a lot of questions so that they have to do the work of thinking and coming up with a reasonable, logical answer. She’s also found through her many years of teaching, that she learns more when she teaches others. For that reason, she often has her students work on several projects throughout the year that help them do the work of discovery and then share or teach their discoveries to others. That process of having to teach, helps her students to learn even more. She has high expectations for her students because she wants them to be well prepared for life and further education.
Mrs. Phillips has been married for more than thirty years. Three of the Phillips’ four children are adults, but their youngest child is in the elementary school. She loves to read historical fiction, as well as some suspense and mysteries. She also enjoys crossword puzzles and visiting museums, battlefields, and other historical sites.