Phone: 706-592-3723


Degrees and Certifications:

BME, 1994 MME, 2006 National Board Certification, 2004

Mrs. Caroline Phillips

Hello!  I am very happy to be the music teacher at McBean Elementary!  Music education is my passion, and opening the doorway for students to experience music brings me much satisfaction and joy.  


I took piano lessons when I was in 3rd and 4th grade, and joined the school choir when I was in 7th grade.  I remained in choir throughout my school years, and resumed piano lessons in the 10th grade.  At the end of my 10th grade year I was selected to be in the SC Governor's School for the Arts in piano.  In 1990 I began college at Lander University where I majored in Music Education with an emphasis in piano and voice.  In 1993 I participated in an international exchange program with the University of Plymouth in England.  I graduated from Lander with a Bachelors in Music Education in April of 1994.  


I began my teaching career in Laurens District 55 Schools in the fall of 1994.  I spent the first 7 years there teaching middle school chorus half a day and high school chorus and high school group piano the other half of the day.  The next 5 years I taught exclusively middle school, during which time I went through the rigorous process of becoming a National Board Certified teacher in 2004. 

In 2006 I accepted a new teaching position as the choral director at Blythewood Middle School.  Also in 2006 I graduated with my Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of South Carolina where I was able to study extensively with Dr. Carol Krueger and Dr. Wendy Valerio, both nationally recognized for their work in music education.

In 2006, I accepted a position at Blythewood Middle School in Richland District Two.  Also in 2006 I completed a masters degree in Music Education from the University of South Carolina.  In 2008, I married my sweetheart and moved to Georgia to be with him.  I also began working for the Richmond County Board of Education in 2008.  I was first at a middle school, and am currently at McBean Elementary.