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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 and spent a year at Castle AFB in Merced, CA and then a year 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 and Nick, both students at Northside and active in both drama and the Blue Wind Marching Band.