Hello! My name is Dawn Phillips and I am excited to be working in the Marion County Schools as the Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher. This is my third year teaching in Marion County and I have a lot of fresh ideas and I can not wait to begin working with your child. I will be able to work closely with your child through a pull out program and indirectly as I collaborate with teachers. Unfortunately, I will not be able to spend as much time as I would like at each school. My schedule, (See the Important Information page for my schedule.) working with seven schools, can be limiting. However, I do have the opportunity to collaborate with the teachers to help supply additional classroom support for your child and their needs.
A Little About Me:
I have a bachelors degree in technical theatre from Davis and Elkins College. From there I began teaching at a private school for gifted students with ADHD. I eventually returned to school and earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education to teach Language Arts. After teaching language arts to middle school children for a year I was given the opportunity to teach gifted middle school students in grades 6-8. I taught at that school for three years.
Now, I am honored to be working here in the Marion County Schools, where I am teaching students who tested into the K-3 PTP, primary talent pool. For grades 4-12 I will be working with students who have been identified as gifted, having certain accelerated skills or talents in one or more area in academia or the arts.
If you have any questions about the PTP or Gifted and Talented programs I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org