Employee Spotlight

Nicole Phipps

Education Specialist and Curriculum Librarian


What did you do prior to SSCS?

Classroom teacher in k-2

How long have you been with SSCS?

8 years

Where did you grow up?

Southern California and on the Central Coast

Where did you go to college?

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Where do you live?


What areas do you serve for SSCS?


What do you think is/are the best thing(s) about SSCS?

Amazing relationships with parents and students. I love that I see kids go all the way through to graduation and count my families among my friends.

Do (did) you homeschool your kids?

yes, currently homeschool my 1st grader, previously homeschooled my now 11th grader.

What is your favorite curriculum?

Hard to pick a favorite. I like thematic units where we can connect multiple subjects to a theme and to real life, and hands on curriculum, as my kids are very tactile and never slow down!

What is your favorite read aloud book?

Anything where we can make fun voices!

What is your favorite field trip?

What is your area of expertise?

Curriculum and Instruction

What is your dream summer vacation?

Seeing the ruins of Pompeii in Italy

What is your favorite subject to teach?

Science and Math

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am very crafty and enjoy working on new projects. I also enjoy relaxing with a good movie and a bowl of popcorn!

What is something interesting about yourself that many people might not know?

While definitely not Horder status, I have trouble getting rid of things because I am always thinking about how I can repurpose or make something with it!

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