February: the month that conjures up thoughts of love, roses, chocolate, everything sweet and of course hearts! With that in mind, we are so pleased to spotlight our very own heart-conscious Health & Wellness teacher, Karla Phillips!
I hired Karla in June, 2011 as our Grammar Teacher. However, her degree and work experience pre-Stewart Home & School, made her a perfect for for her current position – Health & Wellness Teacher. She promotes her trade by also being involved in our students’ lives outside the classroom; encouraging them in sports as a basketball coach during the winter, and swimming coach in the spring. Her passion and understanding of healthy food choices and maintaining good physical activity all year round has netted positive choices in many students that Karla comes in contact with.
Karla says her favorite Stewart Home & School memory was getting Hershel as a correspondent and realizing that she had danced with him at the Jesus Prom several years prior to being hired here. They were just old friends being reunited.
Karla believes the biggest change she has seen since coming to work here is all the wonderful new students who have joined us. She says what has stayed the same is the positive attitudes and the amount of love from the student body. When it comes to love and adoration, every day is Valentine’s Day at Stewart Home & School!
In Karla’s free time, she is a coach for the Anderson County swim team and she loves to travel. Her most recent adventure took her to iconic Chicago and then all the way across the country to the beautiful San Francisco Bay! Had she not come to work here, she believes she would most likely have chosen a career as an interior designer.
We are all inspired by Karla – a true sweetheart – every day and in so many ways – by her healthy lifestyle, her positive attitude and her love and devotion to our students.
Frank Morgan said, “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” It is my pleasure to honor Karla today. She is a young lady who is loved by so many.
Written by David Sellwood