Science, Service Learning, Grade 7, Plymouth Community Intermediate School
Total years as a classroom teacher: 35
|2002||Bridgewater State College||M. Ed., Instructional Technology|
|1989||Bridgewater State College||M.A., Teaching Physical Sciences|
|1975||Bridgewater State College||B.A., Earth Sciences and Geography|
Grade 7, Plymouth Community Intermediate School, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Grade 7, Nathaniel Morton School, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Massachusetts Science Educator’s Hall of Fame
Plymouth County Science Teacher of the Year
USA Today Newspaper, Team Teacher
Disney Middle School Teacher of the Year
National Excellence Award “Teacher of the Year”
Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Mr. Phillips believes that collaboration is the key in every project. He also believes that the most productive relationship between teachers and students is mutual respect and shared responsibility in creating a positive school community. All parties have a vested interest and benefit from a happy and purposeful school environment.
- Mr. Phillips says that Service Learning is a combination of academic learning, service within the community, and civic engagement. The community needs are not more important than students needs, and vice versa. The relationship, therefore, is reciprocal. His students have found that doing service-learning has encouraged them to get involved with the community, make connections with the work force, learn how to work as a team, learn what it means to be a community member, and gain many other life-long skills. They become aware of their strengths and the strengths of others.
“Warren Phillips is a highly gifted, talented and brilliant human being. [He] is that rare individual who not only possesses great talents, but who has the extraordinary ability to share his gifts to all who have the honor of knowing him, whether it be students, fellow teachers, administrators, parents, or the entire community. Warren inspires and motivates his students and fellow teachers to strive for excellence. Warren’s personality and behavior demonstrates the very best qualities of a human being.”
Karen Rymsha, Colleague
“He [Mr. Phillips] challenged me past my limits giving me a class that I looked forward to every day. Mr. Phillips inspired me not only to be a better student, but a better person, which is our real goal in life. As a result of his class, I truly feel better as a person because of the selfless nature of the education he instilled in us. Mr. Phillips entered me into a new dimension of my education; this dimension is taking what I have learned and finding a meaning for it in life.
Gregory Costello, Former Student