Mike Phillips – English
Classes: AP English 12 & English 12
Hours for Help: 7:00-7:45; 11:45-12:15; 3:00-3:45 or by appointment
Mike Phillips has been teaching for 39 years and is in his 17th year in LUSD, with 16 of those years at LHS. He is originally from the Orange County area. Phillips earned his BA in Psychology from CSU, Fullerton and his MS in Special Education, teaching credentials, counseling credential, and teaching certificates from CSU, Long Beach. Mr. Phillips has taught bilingual 2nd grade and in the resource specialist program at the elementary level; bilingual special education at the junior high and high school levels; severely handicapped adults; junior high school bilingual social studies, ELD, and English; and high school ELD, English, Advanced Placement, Reading Intervention, and Video Production. He has taught in diverse areas within California: Baldwin Park, Anaheim, Blythe, and now Lompoc. He has also worked as a bilingual school psychologist intern, counselor, master teacher, instructional coach, program trainer, parent trainer, intervention specialist, program coordinator, and grant writer.
Mike Phillips has a wife, who is also a teacher and far smarter than he is; one daughter, who is living her dream as a zoo keeper and a son who is a university baseball coach and earning his masters degree in business; and a daughter, Aussie son-in-law, and two granddaughters who reside in Australia. He loves to read, work out, play golf and raquetball, cycle, and build things. Mike also has a passion for camping, fishing, and hiking.
His goal before he retires is to see LHS earn recognition as a California Distinguished School.