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Marian Phillips, Director of Office of School-Based Experiences, Retires

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has a member of their great team retiring.  Marian Phillips has served as Director of the Office of School Based Experiences (OSBE) and will retire from her position on June 30.

Prior to coming to the college, Marian worked in the education field amassing over 30 years experience.  She began her career with a BS in Elementary Education from Auburn, MS in Special Education from Alabama and came to UT in 1998 to complete her PhD in Education.  Marian worked extensively after graduating from UT in Oak Ridge Schools Preschools as a Principal/Title 1 Director. Then she decided to return to UT; not as a student; but as a leader and role model for future teachers while guiding and placing them through their internship year in the Office of School Based Experiences.

Marian will be greatly missed as she retires; something she definitely deserves after her career.  She leaves a legacy behind in all of the pre-service teacher student candidates placed during her time in OSBE and being honored as School Based Experiences Director of the Year by CEHHS .  Hats off to you Marian and we wish you the best of luck in you retirement!