Jennifer Phelps



Jennifer Phelps recently moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona from St. Louis, Missouri where she taught third grade for 30 years. She moved to Arizona to be closer to her sons because nothing is more important than family.

For Ms. Jennifer, teaching feels like family too. The connections she made with her past students and parents are ones that have lasted and grown throughout the years. She was fortunate enough to have a career that fueled her passion for making a positive impact on the lives of students. She believes that school should be a safe place to grow both academically and socially. Learning should be relevant, meaningful and ignite excitement in students. Her desire is to continue to help children reach their full potential.

We are so happy to welcome Ms. Jennifer to The Inspiration Academy where she can help our students learn and develop.

Educational Background

Bachelor’s of Education
1986-1990 University of Missouri, Columbia

Masters in Education Focus in Math
1997-1998 National Louis University

Teaching Experience

Green Pines Elementary, Rockwood School District
1991-2001 Third Grade Teacher


Blevins Elementary, Rockwood School District
2002-2022 Third Grade Teacher

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1995 - Awarded Teacher of the Year at Green Pines Elementary
  • 2000 - Awarded My Favorite Teacher from the Suburban Journal
  • 2004 - Awarded the ROSE award (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education)
  • 2008 - Awarded My Favorite Teacher and honored in the state’s capital, Jefferson City (two nominations)
  • 2011- Peabody Energy Award for excellence in teaching
  • 2012 - Nominated for Bread Company’s Top Teacher
  • 2015 - Awarded Teacher of the Year at Blevins Elementary
  • 2021(22) - Nominated twice for the Apple of Eureka’s Eye in Teaching. Winner of the award December of ‘21

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