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Mr. Philip Nichols
Welcome to 3rd Grade at Las Brisas!!
My name is Philip Nichols. This is my second year teaching here at Las Brisas, and my second year in the Deer Valley district. I have taught previously in the Tempe Elementary and Peoria districts. I spent my first three years in Tempe teaching kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. I moved closer to home in Peoria at Canyon Elementary teaching third grade for 8 years, as well as 1 year of 7th/8th grade math. I also taught 2nd grade for one year at Bellair Elementary.
I attended ASU to earn my bachelor's degree, graduating in 2002. I also went through a grad program through Kaplan University to get a master's degree in 2007. I also have begun a master's program through Western Governor's University for Educational Leadership.
I have two children at home. One daughter, Alexis, who is a senior at Cactus High School, and one son, Eli, who is a sixtth grader at Foothills Elementary. Alexis is a volleyball player for both school and club. We spend many hours (many hours) attending tournaments and practices. Eli is into cross country through his school, along with his incredible artistic ability.
My wife, Tara, works for a home health business as an administrative manager. She is in charge of offices in Phoenix and Denver. We met many years ago when we both worked at the Disney Store.
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