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Educator creates coffee-shop atmosphere in media center

2014 March 27
by HISD Communications

Marianne Phillips

This week’s Shout Out goes to Marianne Phillips, a teacher’s assistant at Sharpstown International School from Dr. Pam Hubbert, the dean of students, for creating a “local coffee-shop atmosphere” in the campus’ media center that students enjoy before classes start, during lunch, and after school.

“Students enjoy coffee or hot chocolate from the coin-operated dispenser, and groups of students gather to complete homework, chat, build puzzles, surf the internet, or play guitar,” explained Dr. Hubbert. “Each month, the library is decorated with timely themes, such as the Lunar New Year, Black History Month, and Texas History Month, and the table tops are filled with popular young adult books.”

“Ms. Phillips is thrilled to have to run students out at the end of the day when the library closes,” added Dr. Hubbert. “It warms her heart to know she is contributing to the well-being of our students, and she was brought to tears to see them show their appreciation of her efforts recently.”

Pictured is Marianne Phillips, among the many cards and posters her students created to express their appreciation and gratitude for her expertise and support.

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