Principal and Headmaster
Dr. Sandra Phelps
Dr. Phelps’ experience in education includes: teaching in public school and private school, serving as a school principal in three schools, establishing and operating two private elementary schools, writing international character development curriculum, leading the writing and design of kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum, consulting on establishment of numerous private schools, serving on a large number of school accreditation examination teams, and serving two years as president of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools.
She attended Texas Tech University for two years and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in education with teacher certification from the University of Houston. She completed her Masters of Education degree with Mid-Management (Principal) and Curriculum Supervision Certifications from The University of Texas at Austin. In December of 2000, Dr. Phelps completed the Doctor of Education degree from The University of Texas at Austin. The title of her dissertation is “Sustaining Successful Student Achievement under Changing Leadership.” She has served as principal of three different campuses of the Hyde Park Baptist School System in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Phelps has consulted with numerous schools regarding accreditation. She has served on and led many accreditation teams to study schools and their programs for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and also for the Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools. In 2004 the Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools named Dr. Phelps the Texas Educator of the Year. Dr. Phelps is currently serving a two-year term as the President of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools, a state-wide organization.
Dr. Phelps has consulted with the Children of the World, a Campus Crusade organization, and has written Character Development Curriculum for Children of the World. Dr. Phelps serves periodically as an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Concordia University in Austin, Texas. She teaches students who are enrolled in the Master Degree programs in preparation for becoming School Principals or Reading Specialists. She has taught Masters-level courses in Teacher Effectiveness and Communication Techniques; Ethics and the Teacher in Society; and The Classroom Teacher as Researcher.