Music Education Alum Nominated for Teacher of the Year

Maisie Phillips headshotCSU Music Education alum, Maisie Phillips (B.M., 2020), who teaches at Sanborn Elementary School in St. Vrain School District, was awarded Teacher of the Year for her school during a district-wide Tribute to Teachers awards ceremony held on April 29, 2023.

About the Award

The awards program, sponsored by the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, provides the opportunity for students, parents, volunteers, fellow educators, school staff, community members, and business partners to recognize and honor individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12th-grade levels in the St. Vrain Valley Schools who exemplify excellence in teaching. By paying tribute to teachers who have an extraordinary impact on the achievements of students, the Education Foundation and the community hope to honor the accomplishments of all teachers.

About Maisie Phillips

Maisie Phillips earned a B.M. in Music Education from Colorado State University in 2020, and previously taught in Ault before teaching at Sanborn Elementary School in Longmont Colorado. In college, Maisie's focus was choir; however, she also has experience in orchestra, wind symphony, jazz band, jazz choir, small brass ensembles, chamber choir, musicals, and opera. She toured Italy with the CSU choral area in 2019. Maisie continues to sing and play trumpet, piano, and ukulele. This background helps her provide opportunities for her students to sing, play instruments, create, improvise, arrange, and most importantly, develop an overall enjoyment and love of music. "Music teaches us to be proud of who we are, and ignites imagination and creativity in kids; I am so excited to work with the students at Sanborn," she said. When not teaching, Maisie gardens, cooks, hikes, and plays her instruments, and sings at home.