Welcome to Mr. Phipps’ 5th grade class! It is an honor to be a 5th grade teacher at AVCS. 5th grade is an incredible age to work with as the students are full of energy and start developing a strong sense of logic. This also means they are moving into a pivotal time in their walk with God. At this age, they begin associating what they know in the Bible to the world and how it works. I feel blessed for the chance to teach them about God’s incredible creation and how it is the undeniable truth of life.
I was born and raised not far from here in Trabuco Canyon. I graduated from Cal State University, Fullerton with my Bachelor of Science as well as my Multiple Subject Credential. I’ve also worked as an instructional aide for Special Education and have worked closely with Gifted and Talented students in a mixed ability classroom.
There is always something new to learn whenever one believes they’ve learned all there is to know. The desire to understand is something I work to instill in my students so they never become stagnant in their learning. I want to cultivate a positive, Godly classroom culture in which students can be encouraged to grow in their relationships with Christ and be challenged to deepen their foundational understandings alongside one another.