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For his outstanding contributions as a language arts and secondary honors teacher, Phil is recognized on the Donors’ Wall of Fame by Glenna Nightingale of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

According to Glenna:

“Phil is an outstanding, beloved teacher. Students clamor to get into his classes. He loves working with young adults and supplements his classroom work by coaching sports after hours. Phil is a good motivator. He sets high standards for his students, and at the same time, knows how to adjust and tailor materials to allow for individual differences. He has had several awards from Kansas University based upon what his former students have said about his courses that best prepared them for college. Phil is truly a teacher who makes a difference.”

Phil has taught secondary drama and speech at Emporia High School in Emporia, Kansas. Hi is currently teaching language arts and secondary honors classes at Emporia High School and has been teaching for eighteen year.