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Phillip Peter Sweeney, American poet. Certified teacher, New York. Recipient Professional Writing Residency, Blue Mtn. Center, 1984; Broome County Arts Council Career Enhancement grantee, 1990, United Cultural Fund grantee, 1996.

Background

Sweeney, Phillip Peter was born on April 3, 1949 in Towanda, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Gerard and Theresa Alva Sweeney.

Education

Bachelor, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1973. Master of Science in Education, State University of New York-Binghamton, 1993.

Career

Language arts instructor St. Michael's School, Memphis, 1983-1984. Teacher poetry/creative writing alternative literature programs State of New York, 1984-1992. Arts-in-education programs teacher Southern Tier Institute for the Arts in Education, 1984-1992.

Teacher poetry in the schools program Imagination Celebration, Broome County, New York, 1984-1992. Instructor English and composition Afton (New York ) Central High School, since 1996. Performance poet/writer Poets & Writers, Inc., since 1984.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, New York.

Membership

Board directors, secretary Southern Tier Indiana Living Center, Binghamton, 1995-1996. Drama director Afton Central High School, 1997-1998. SADD advisor, Afton, since 1997.

Founder, director SADD Care Community Coffeehouse, since 1997. Lecturer in field.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Chess, music and guitar.

Connections

Children: Adam, Seth.

father:
Robert Gerard

mother:
Theresa Alva Sweeney

children:
Adam Sweeney

Seth Sweeney