Crystal Phillips

1st Grade Teacher

Caledonia High School – Class of 1994
Mississippi University for Women – 1994-1997
Mississippi College – 1997-1998
Mississippi State University – 1998-1999; Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education

2017-2018:  11th  year of teaching.

I LOVE praying with my students and teaching them about Jesus. Having taught in public school, I realize what a blessing it is to be able to pray and share the gospel in school. I also love teaching my kindergarteners how to read!

I am a native of Columbus. I have been married to my husband, Matt, for 18 years, and we have two boys, Matthew (13) and Luke (10). Matthew and Luke both attend CCA. When Matt and I moved away after we got married, I never thought we would move back to Columbus. However, after 11 years, we felt God was calling us to move back home. I am so thankful He did, and I’m so thankful He called us to CCA. This school has always been so special to me, since I was a student here many years ago. My fourth grade teacher at Immanuel (now CCA) was my inspiration for becoming a teacher, and my dream was to teach in a Christian school. What a blessing it is to serve in that ministry today!
My classroom Bible verse is one of my favorite verses. Psalm 118:24: This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We begin each day by singing this verse. It’s a great way to start the day!!