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educator , photographer

Carole Ann Phillips, American photographer, educator. Named Outstanding Physical Science Teacher of Chicago, Metropolitan Region, Bell Laboratories, 1980; recipient Grand Champion award, Kane County Fair, 1983, Best Show Photograph awards, Kane County Town and Country Art Show, 1984, Award, Northern Illinois Regional Show Town and Country Art, 1984, 1986-1987; grantee, National Science Foundation, 1969-1970.


Phillips, Carole Ann was born on November 1, 1936 in Princeton, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Ward Elwood and Anna Victoria (West) Birkey.


Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1961. Master of Education, Macalester College, 1970. Master of Science, Northern Illinois University, 1975.

Postgraduate, Salzburg College, Austria, 1978. Attended in Nuclear Physics Program, Fermi Laboratory, 1982.


Teacher, Walnut (Illinois) Public Schools, 1956-1957, Wyanet (Illinois) Public Schools, 1958-1960, Princeton (Illinois) Elementary Schools, 1960-1963, Batavia (Illinois) Public Schools, 1963-1971. With Hinsdale (Illinois) Health Museum (now Robert Crown Center for Health Education), 1972-1974. Guidance counselor Aurora (Illinois) Central Catholic High School, 1974-1981.

Teacher mathematics, physics and chemistry Valley Lutheran High School, St. Charles, Illinois, 1981-1984. Photographer Fox Kane County Tourism Association, Batavia, since 1984, Foxway magazine, since 1984. Official photographer Geneva, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Swedish Days Festival of the Vine, Mid-American Horse Show Association.

Consultant to Region 5 Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Chicago, 1972-1974. Lecturer in field. Exhibited in group shows Batavia Public Library, 1984, Community Hospital, Geneva, Illinois, 1984. Contributor to professional publications Named Outstanding Physical Science Teacher of Chicago Metropolitan Region, Bell laboratories, 1980.

Recipient grand champion award Kane County Fair, 1983. 2 best of show photograph awards Kane County Town and Country Art Show, 1984, Northern Illinois Regional Show Town and Country Art, 1984, 86, 87. National Science Foundation grantee, 1969-1970.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Batavia Public Library., 1984, Community Hospital, Geneva, 1984, Illinois, 1984. Contributor articles to professional publications & journals.


Member National Education Association, American Guidance and Personnel Association, National Vocational Guidance Association. Member United Church of Christ.


Married Bobby Elwood Phillips, August 15, 1963. Children: Keith Robert.

Ward Elwood Birkey

Anna Victoria (West) Birkey

Bobby Elwood Phillips

Keith Robert Phillips