Hi! My name is Kathy Phillips and I am a kindergarten teacher here at FBE. Before I became a teacher though, I had to do a lot of things.
First of all, I committed to graduate from Ferguson High School in Newport News, Virginia. I loved high school and I was very involved in lots of things. I loved all the science classes and thought I would become a marine biologist, but later I changed my plans. I was a cheerleader and I loved cheering for our football, basketball and wrestling teams. We were the State Champions in basketball! I made many friends in high school and when I graduated, my best friend and I committed to graduate from Virginia Tech!
I spent four great years at VT. I majored in elementary education and student taught at Harding Avenue Elementary School. I loved it! After I graduated, I got married and my husband (he graduated from VT also) and I lived in Norfolk, Chantilly, and Blacksburg, VA. I taught kindergarten everywhere that we lived!
I now have two grown children. Our daughter Jordan is 26. She committed to graduate from VT and then she graduated from The University of Health Sciences in Chicago. Now, after a lot of hard work, she is a chiropractor in Arlington, VA. Our son Joey is 22. He graduated from VT in May of 2012 and is now working on his master’s degree from VT. He has committed to graduate!
I love watching my students at FBE (past and present) work hard, learn, and enjoy their years at our wonderful school!