Ms. Abbi Phillips
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Welcome to Room 10! I am so excited to begin a new year with new friends! This will be my twelfth year of teaching (ten of which were spent in first grade). I hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State, as well as a Master's degree in Language and Literacy. Zaharis is my home away from home, and not only do I have the privilege to work here, but I get to experience all that it has to offer from a parent's perspective. My daughter, Kayla, will be in second grade this year and I know that she is at the BEST school in all the land, with an incredibly gifted teacher.
I was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Arizona when I was ten. I miss the greenery and the close proximity to the shore, but AZ is my home. I have two beautiful children, Kayla (7 years old) and Connor, a fun-loving four year old. I enjoy traveling, relaxing on the beach, reading, cooking, watching football (GO EAGLES - Superbowl Champs!) and of course, teaching children!
I have a divine love for reading and it fills me with great joy when I get to share that love. Some of the best parts of teaching are watching my young friends identify themselves as readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. I strive to build the foundations which enable my students to become lifelong learners and compassionate members of society. I am so looking forward to brand new adventures and new learning among life's youngest treasures...your children!