Meet the Teacher – Mrs. Phillips

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Maia Brown

This is Mrs. Phillips, a eleventh grade history teacher at PCA.

How many years have you been teaching at PCA? I have been at PCA for nine years.

Where did you go to college? Texas A&M University (whoop!)

Do you have kids? I have two kids- Jackson is twenty-one, he graduated from Liberty HS in Frisco and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Annabelle is a Junior at PCA, and in my first period class! 

What type of music do you listen to? I listen to everything:  Rock, Pop, Oldies, Old Rap and Country (if it was released after 2000, I probably don’t know it), Christian, Jazz, Musicals.  When not listening to music, I love to listen to Podcasts, too! 

What is your favorite restaurant? Anywhere that serves guacamole and queso: El Norte is close to my house, so I’ll go with that.

Who is your greatest inspiration? I would have to say my mom and dad. They were both extremely hardworking people with integrity.  My mom was always telling me stories about being a child in the Great Depression, seeing schoolmates join World War two, and she saw JFK just moments before he was killed.  In a way, she was my first history teacher.  My dad is still (at ninety-two) very young at heart, likes to learn new things and is still dancing! 

What is on your bucket list? I would love to go on an Alaska cruise, go to Israel, go snorkeling in beautiful places, improve my piano playing, and go on Dancing with the Stars.

What have you learned from teaching your students? I have learned to always be curious and ask questions, to value experiences and make memories. It is important to remember that we’re always “becoming”- each of us is a work in progress, and God’s not done with us yet!  The students have also kept me semi-hip with my old people friends, by teaching me current catchphrases and trends.