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Mr.  Philip  Oakley
Social Studies Teacher
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Specialist in Educational Leadership – August 2007                                                              

Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA  31061

Educational Leadership Add-On Certificate – August 2006                                         

Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA  31061

Masters degree in Social Studies Education – December 1995                           

Mercer University, Macon GA  31206

Bachelors degree in Social Studies Education – May 1989                                          

University of Missouri – Columbia, Columbia, MO  65211


TEACHER     Northside High School, Warner Robins, GA  31093

May 2013 - present

Teaching U.S. History and Economics, both are required for graduation and have EOCTs. 

TEACHER     Houston County CrossRoads Center (HCRC), Warner Robins, GA  31088

August 1999 – May 2013

Taught U.S. History, Civics, Psychology, Study Skills, Life Skills & Current Issues; Social Studies Department chairperson; Teacher of the Year 2002-03; SACS committee chairperson 2004, SACS Team leader 2008, member of Better Seeking Team. 

TEACHER     Southwest High School  Macon, GA  31206

September 1993 – August 1999

Taught U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, World History and Social Studies review classes for the GHSGT.  Student Council adviser, Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach.  Designed and implemented Southwest’s In-school Suspension (ISS) program in 1993, working as the ISS Coordinator for two years.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER     Bibb & Twiggs Counties

December 1992 – September 1993

Worked mostly at the high school level.  Long-term sub at Southwest HS in the Vocational Department at the end of the 1992-93 school year.

NAVIGATOR, 1st Lieutenant    United States Air Force

June 1989 - December 1992

Served as a KC-135 “Stratotanker” navigator; primarily responsible for planning and coordinating global aerial refueling and navigation.  Released with an honorable discharge due to a reduction in forces following the 1991 Gulf War.  Voluntarily served as a liaison Reserve Officer to the Civil Air Patrol  1992-94 and promoted to Captain.


I was born in Kirkwood, Missouri outside of St. Louis.  After graduating from Kirkwood HS I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) and earned my bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies and was commissioned an officer in the Air Force.  I trained in Sacramento, CA at Mather AFB as a navigator and flew in KC-135 Stratotankers at Castle AFB in Merced, CA and then a here at Robins AFB.  I began my teaching career at Southwest HS in Macon and then moved to the Elberta Center.  I spent the next 15 years at what became the CrossRoads Center alternative school before moving over to Northside in 2013.  It's GREAT to be a Northside eagle!  I'm married to Mary Grizzle (a WRHS grad) and am proud of my two sons Alex (NHS c/o '15) and Nick (NHS c/o '18).