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Emeline Phipps

1900 Avondale Ave. Richmond, VA 23227

Phone: 928.778.7477 E-Mail: emelinekphipps@gmail.com


To obtain a teaching position in which I can lead others to a love of learning and academic
excellence as well as assist in the development of strong positive communities.

Education and Qualifications


Virginia Collegiate Professional License July 2012 – June 2022


Master of Arts – Longwood University Projected Completion July 2018

Reading, Literacy and Learning

Graduate Coursework – Prescott College 2013 - 2014

Art Education in Community Learning Environments

Bachelors of Arts – Prescott College May 2006

Double Major: Elementary Education; Arts and Letters with an Emphasis in Photography

Arizona Highly Qualified Teacher Certification 2001 - 2015

Endorsements: Elementary Education K-8, Art K-12, Early Childhood, Structured English

Teaching Experience

1st/2nd Grade Combine and 2nd Grade Teacher July 2013 - June 2014
Sandston Elementary School, Henrico, VA
❖ Developed classroom community through morning and closing meetings, student
reflection and long and short term goal setting with a focus on intrinsic motivation
❖ Facilitated student led conferences.
❖ Trained and used Understanding By Design to create and implement curriculum that
integrated Virginia SOLs at 1st and 2nd grade using Project Based Learning.
❖ Used formative and summative data to plan targeted reading instruction based on
students strengths and weaknesses
❖ Served as grade level leader and mentor for teachers new to both the classroom and
Project Based Learning

Primary Teacher July 2010 - June 2013

Skyview School, Prescott, AZ
❖ Designed and implemented project based, interdisciplinary, standards aligned curriculum
for 2-year teaching cycle in multiage classrooms (1st and 2nd grades)
❖ Implemented Bridges in Mathematics curriculum, guided reading instruction, Daily 5,
Word Study, Reciprocal Teaching, and Making Words
❖ Assisted the director in designing progress reports that directly align with newly adopted
Common Core State Standards and Skyview School’s multiple intelligences approach
and mission
❖ New teacher mentor
❖ Student teacher and practicum supervisor

Kindergarten Teacher July 2008 – June 2010

Skyview School, Prescott, AZ
❖ Fulfilled Arizona standards of learning and engaged students through age appropriate,
creative whole group, small group, and individualized instruction
❖ Implemented Bridges in Mathematics curriculum, Handwriting without Tears, Building
Blocks Literacy, and Guided Reading

Substitute Teacher October 2007 – May 2008

Prescott Unified School District
❖ Taught in classrooms preschool through high school, district wide.

Respite Provider October 2007 – May 2008

Arizona Children’s Association
❖ Facilitated educational and recreational activities for children receiving services through
Yavapai Guidance Clinic.

Student Teacher Fourth Grade August 2005 - December 2005

Sasebo Elementary, Sasebo, Japan
❖ Implemented Department of Defense Dependents School curriculum on the Sasebo
Naval Base and designed project based units that intertwined with required curriculum
❖ Led parent teacher conferences
❖ Participated in all staff related activities and professional development opportunities.
Professional Development

Virginia State Reading Association Conference March 2018

Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words January 2016
Understanding By Design July 2013
National Science Association Conference 2009, 2012, 2014
Math Common Core Standards Workshop Spring 2012
Math and Science Partnership Institute – Physical Science (105 hours) 2009 - 2010
Learning for Life, Educator’s Day Conference, Sasebo Japan 2005

Awards and Leadership Positions


Henrico 21st Century Learning Award, Recipient

Henrico Instructional Planner Committee, Member
Sandston 2nd Grade, Grade Level Chair
Sandston Leadership Team, Member
Skyview School Board of Directors, Member
Skyview Assessment Alignment Committee, Member


International Reading Association, Member

Virginia State Reading Association, Member
Sandston Lego Club, Facilitator
First Lego League Robotics Club, Coach
Skyview School Garden Club, Co Facilitator
Group Art Exhibit, Sam Hill Warehouse Gallery
Prescott Farmers Market, Volunteer
The Xerces Society Native Milkweed Project, Volunteer
Prescott Film Festival, Volunteer