Betsy Phillips, MEd and MA
I graduated from MTSU in 2002 with my BA in English and with minors in Secondary Education and French. After three years of teaching middle school, I continued my education at MTSU and graduated in 2007 with a MEd in Administration and Supervision. Finally, I returned a third time to earn my MA in Creative Writing in 2016, this time from SNHU.
I have nineteen years of experience inside the classroom in two different systems. In those years, I have taught middle school and high school level courses in various subjects, such as Language Arts/Reading; English II, III, and IV (some honors and inclusion); Dual Enrollment English 1010, 1020, 2130, and 2135; and French I. I was also the assistant band director and color guard instructor for my first four years of teaching.
I have two daughters who keep me quite busy between band, soccer, dance, and tumbling. Theater is another huge part of our lives: You will often find us at SJCC to audition, rehearse, or perform at various times of the year. During quarantine, I really developed my love for baking and spend quite a few hours baking my homemade cakes, cookies, cobblers, and more when not acting as chauffeur to my kids. We also spend our breaks traveling to places we have never experienced and cross them off of our travel bucket list.
I am excited for this opportunity to work with the CCSS Virtual Academy team as we collaborate, develop, and deliver a successful virtual academic year! I look forward to serving the community through this new role and know that we will experience success.
Elizabeth Peckinpaugh, BS