I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science and am a member of Phi Delta Kappa. My teaching certifications are: Technology Applications (K -12), Early Childhood, K-8 self-contained, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented. Additional trainings I've attended include College Board Pre-AP teacher training for Middle School Science, Middle Years Programme International Baccalaureate training for Programme Coordinator, Design, Global Contexts, Physical Education, Technology and Humanities. It is an honor to be in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Editions which would not be possible without the precious students I've taught.
My name is Jackie Phillips and I am honored to be a part of the Westchester family. Advocating for international mindedness, I believe in the transformative power of the IB curriculum. With experience teaching and leading in the English Department, I have witnessed how this holistic approach impacts every facet of a student's development, providing a strong foundation for success in any future endeavor.
My commitment to the success of students extends beyond the classroom where I actively support teachers in implementing the various dimensions of the IB program. Recognizing the importance of meeting students where they are, understanding the whole child, and fostering a global perspective, I strive to create an enriching and supportive educational environment.
I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English and specialty in Education. I then went on to teach at another high school in Spring Branch before I found WAIS. I believe every student can learn at deep levels and has the power to make a positive impact in our world. Education is the key to a peaceful and productive society, so I am honored to be an educator.
Outside of the WAIS arches, my husband, dog, and I are adjusting to a more fast-paced eventful life with two year old twin boys. You'll find us reading to them, taking pictures of them, or exercising with them.