South Smiths Station Elementary School Phillips

    My name is TC Phillips.  I am proud to be the Principal of South Smiths Station Elementary School.  I began my career teaching 1st grade in LaGrange, Georgia.  After teaching for 20 years in every grade level from kindergarten to 5th grade, I decided to go into administration.  I served as an Assistant Principal for 3 years in Georgia before moving to Alabama.  I taught in Auburn, Alabama at Ogletree Elementary School for three years before becoming the Assistant Principal at South Smiths Station Elementary.  In July, 2021 I was promoted to Principal. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the students, families, and staff at South last year and am looking forward to continuing those relationships this year.  I realize the importance of a good education, and I believe in motivating and inspiring others to never stop learning.  I feel very fortunate to have been selected to serve in this role and I will always strive to create a school climate that is safe, warm, and inviting.  I hope to build a partnership with parents so that together we can see the students at South grow intellectually and emotionally. Our theme this year is ‘South Will Move Mountains.’  I pray that we can meet that challenge with effort, perseverance, and a determination to keep pushing forward, just like climbing a mountain. 

    TC Phillips


    Supporting Student Success 

    “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing”

    - Barry Finlay