Andrew  Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Freshman Teacher


Don't be afraid to try new things and be positive about it. There’s not just one path. You have to learn about yourself along the way and create your own path.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Changing my field in my mid 30s
Being in the Navy 4 years active duty and 4 years reserve.
Being in the Navy helped me because of the GI Bill so I didn’t have to pay for college.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Grafton High school
Bachelor
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
California State University, Fullerton

Career

Freshman Teacher

I'm a teacher at Shamond High School in West Hills. Fun speech and debate program.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Travel
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I teach at from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. I do not need to commute. I spend an hour and a half with my debate team. I spend two weekends in one month with my debate team events. School events for example open house.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Leadership skills, patience, communication skills, and being adaptable.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Don't be afraid to try new things and be positive about it. There’s not just one path. You have to learn about yourself along the way and create your own path along the way because it all depends on you as an individual.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I chose my friendships wisely. I've always had positive people around my life, especially my family. Basically, I just avoid associating with toxic people like negative basically, keep looking forward, ignore social media."

Challenges I Overcame

teaching generations differences of learning