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Mrs. Philbert

I grew up here in Missoula in a family of car enthusiasts. I am a MCPS graduate. I have always loved cars, mostly 60's muscle cars. Really, I like any car with character. If it looks cool or sounds good, I'm all about it. I was always curious about vehicles and what makes them work. I spent a lot of time watching my dad and his friends work on their vehicles, but was afraid to jump in and help. I took a small engines class in high school, which gave me enough confidence to get involved and learn more. I eventually attended tech school at Universal Technical Institute in Avondale, AZ. I received my degree in Automotive, Diesel & Industrial Technologies. After graduation, I moved back to Missoula to put my degree to use. I was hired by a local dealership as an automotive technician. I was given many opportunities for dealer-specific training and continued my learning there. I stayed with the dealership until I realized how badly I missed working with children. My very first job was coaching gymnastics. My passion for teaching began at age fourteen when I was training to coach. When I decided I was done as a technician, I went back to coaching gymnastics and applied for a para-educator position. I was a para at Sentinel for seven years and am so excited about my second year teaching Automotive this school year!


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