October 26 , 2020
Dear Echo Families
The above links have information about parent conferences and report cards.
Have a great week
Therese Phillips, Principal
Meet Mrs. Therese Phillips, your Principal.
Therese Phillips comes to Echo Valley Elementary School with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Long Island University. She cleared her Multiple Subject Credential from Chapman University and achieved a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and her Administrative Credential through San Jose State University.
Mrs. Phillips brings 19 years’ experience in education. Fifteen years as a classroom teacher led to positions as a school resource teacher, instructional coach, and Assistant Principal of a middle school. She has specialized training in English Language Development and wrote her thesis on Reclassification of English Language Learners. Mrs. Phillips also served as a Mentor through the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project.
Mrs. Phillips worked with her district on initiating strategies to meet common core standards in the classroom and aligning curriculum to match these new standards. She has been trained through the DuFours and Solution Tree in developing Professional Learning Communities throughout the Hollister School District. Mrs. Phillips is a Trainer of Trainers for Thinking Maps and is a certified Thinking Maps Coach. She also has attended Smarter Balanced Academies and is trained in using Interim Tests as a tool for advancement in the classroom. Mrs. Phillips is Google Level 1 Certified. She has led her sites in using technology in a targeted matter to prepare students for opportunities as 21st Century Learners.
Mrs. Phillips looks to bring her passion for student success and family connections to North Monterey Unified School District. Assisting students and families as they navigate their way through their school years on a voyage of preparation toward limitless opportunities. She works to support our school community as we provide an engaging educational experience to our students.
Mrs. Phillips lives in Hollister with her husband and two dogs. She has three grown children. Her interests include distance running, cycling, and reading. She looks forward to being a part of the Echo Valley Elementary School Community.
Meet Ms. Lizsette Jimenez, your Assistant Principal