Iyesha Chin Phillips from North Pitt High School

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Chin Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.



a man and a woman sitting on a bench: WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.


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WITN’s Teacher of the Week for October 7 is Iyesha Phillips, a special education teacher at North Pitt High School.

Phillips began teaching at the high school after graduating from ECU.

She says she didn’t always think teaching would be in her future, but she says “God knew exactly what I needed and where I needed to be.” Now, Phillips says she couldn’t picture herself doing anything else.

Phillips says her job is not just to be a teacher, but also to be a counselor, mother, administrator, nurturer and friend. She says she loves teaching because it is all encompassing and “once you build bonds with your students, you love them for life.”

In the classroom, Phillips prides herself

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