Gail S. Phillips

Gail Phillips

Title: Teacher

Company: Bowdish Middle School

Location: Spokane Valley, Washington, United States

Gail S. Phillips, Teacher at Bowdish Middle School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.

Ms. Phillips has been a teacher for 32 years in the Northwest, and was honored as the 2000 Washington State Teacher of the Year. At the time, she was a teacher with the Student Mentoring Program and the Kalles Junior High in Puyallup, Washington. Ms. Phillips is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert, and the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She has appeared in four volumes of Who’s Who of American Women.

The daughter of Vern and Jane Phillips and a Spokane, Washington native, Ms. Phillips attended the Spokane Falls Community College and went on to complete a MB and a BE from Eastern Washington University in 1985. She taught with the Port Townsend High School and went on to the Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane before joining the Auburn School District from 1988 to 1993. While teaching there, Ms. Phillips earned a MA from Eastern Washington University in 1992. She taught at Mead School District 354 for one year, and joined Totem Middle School in 1994. After teaching with Kalles, Ms. Phillips joined the Chase Middle School, returning to her home of Spokane.

Ms. Phillips has taken on numerous roles for education, particularly with the National Association for Music Education. She was secretary of the student chapter in Cheney, Washington from 1983 to 1984, and vice president of the Eastern Washington Chapter in Spokane from 1987 to 1988. In 1996, she worked as a PTA faculty adviser for the Totem Middle School. She continues to work diligently to nurture the bright young minds of Washington.

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