My name is Michelle Phifer and have been with Union Academy full time since 2014. I look forward to applying what I have learned over the last several years within the classroom to make this year an exciting and challenging time for each of the students as we continue to navigate remote learning together. I know that there will be some changes along the way, but adaptability is one of our key character traits here at Union Academy. I also feel very strongly that as students, parents, educators and life leaders we will have a very successful school year.
I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Chemistry degree, and have spent the majority of my career working in the pharmaceutical industry in local hospitals as well as teaching institutions across the state. I have a Masters Degree in Public Health, a North Carolina active teaching license, as well as being a Certified Interscholastic Coach and First Responder. I have two children, Phifer that graduated from Union Academy in 2020 and Charlotte that is a junior this year.
For the 2020-21 academic year, I will assume the role as Athletic Director for Union Academy which I have acted as interim since February 2020. For the past 4 years, along with teaching High School Science, I served as the Middle School Athletic Director and First Responder and assisted our Athletic Director. I have truly enjoyed watching our athletic department, coaches, facilities and student athletes grow as they are able to begin participating as early as Kindergarten through our UAA recreational organization and following them through their High School Years. I am excited to announce that I will continue as the adviser for the High School Junior Civitan Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As you can tell, I am an active member of the Union Academy family, and I ask each of you to become so as well. Together we will build a strong school and community to follow and continue to navigate these unprecedented times with the character upon which Union Academy stands.Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or needs regarding Sports Medicine or our Athletic Department. The easiest way to do so is through my email address: email@example.com