My daughter Leah was a student of Tim Phillips for middle school math in a private Christian school. She was also involved in Destination Imagination, a national competitive creative problem solving team. Leah learned much from Mr. Phillips style of teaching as well as content. His creative and clear methods made an impact on how she learned the subject matter. Math and science had been more challenging to her. Now she is studying to be a teacher and considering math and science as focus areas. Additionally the creative problem solving skills of DI and Mr. Phillips classroom methods, have helped her in a broad spectrum of challenges in life. We consider Tim one of the most influential teachers Leah had.
~ Sharon E. Gregory
~ Sharon E. Gregory
I have known Tim and Sonya for 15 years. I first met them both when Tim and I began working at Avondale Pattillo Christian School. Because it was a very small, intimate school, Tim and I got to know each other and became fast friends. I enjoyed his sense of humor (and still do!) and admired his humble spirit. He and I worked most closely on musical productions and shared a passion for music and drama. I learned very quickly how talented he was in music; not only his singing voice, but his knowledge and joy of music.
We taught in the same schools for 7 years, and in that time, I witnessed the deep commitment he had for his students. He not only taught them, he cared for them. The students not only enjoyed his class, they respected him. Even today, many of his students still keep in touch with him.
I haven't had the privilege of working with Sonya, but I know that she has a passion for teaching and has the patience to go along with it! I've always admired her quiet, gentle nature as well as her knowledge of all things scientific.
Both Tim and Sonya love the Lord and have relied on Him throughout their lives together. I know they will continue to seek His wisdom as they prepare to open this new school.
~ Robin Lamb