Ed.D. Texas A& M at Commerce, Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction. 1987
M.Ed. University of Louisiana at Monroe, Guidance and Counseling. 1981
B.A. University of Louisiana at Monroe, Sociology, Latin, Library Science. 1976
Teaching Field Specialization
Classroom Management, Secondary and Middle Level Methods, Integrated Curriculum, Foundations of Education, Teacher Leadership, Internship
Research Interests and Areas
Phelps,P. (April, 2013). Creating a learning climate. Invited presentation at the Celebration of Teaching Day, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE.
Phelps, P. (June, 2012). Joy ride. Invited presentation at the annual Teaching Professor conference, Washington, DC.
Phelps, P.H., & Benson, T. R. (2012). Teachers with a passion for the profession. Action in Teacher Education, 34(1), 65-76.
Cawein, M. & Phelps, P. H. (2014). National Board Certified Teachers as leaders. In Bond, N. (ed.) The power of teacher leaders, pp.156-168. New York: Routledge.
Phelps, P.H. (2008). Helping teachers become leaders. The Clearing House, 81(3), 119-122.
Joy of teaching; Teacher leadership; Parental involvement; Instructional improvement