South Smiths Station
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 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 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 ‘Be a Game Changer!’ I pray that together we can equip our students to set goals, learn new skills, and set themselves apart to change their game for life.
South Smiths Station Elementary School
Supporting Student Success
“Change the game, don't let the game change you.”