Mary Phillips


  • Title: Teacher, iCreate and Challenge Accepted Programs
  • School / Organization: North Shore Elementary, South Haven Public Schools
  • Grade Level(s): 6th
  • Location: Watervliet, Michigan
Mary Phillips

I am an elementary STEM teacher for South Haven Public Schools. Outside of school, I have a wide variety of interests. I am a third generation amateur radio operator. I love to sew, turn wood, shoot wildlife photography, garden, and cook. On our farm in Watervliet, MI, we raise ducks, maintain a prairie habitat restoration, and make maple syrup. As a teacher, I love joining my students on our learning adventures and reminding them of their strengths and talents.

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I chose to become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow because I want to bring the conversation about healthy gaming to my elementary students. I also hope to inspire fellow teachers to bring game-based learning into their classrooms.

What is your favorite game?

Unstable Unicorns. My favorite contemporary video game is Yoshi’s Crafted World, although Link’s Awakening will always hold a place in my heart.