My name is Brendan Phillips I have been a social studies teacher for 15 years. I have taught geography, United States history, 20th Century history, theory of knowledge, philosophy, comparative religion and world history. My first 7 years of teaching were at international schools in Egypt, United Kingdom, Qatar and Thailand. After my international teaching experience I moved to Austin and taught at Anderson high school for 7 years. Following this I moved to Chicago and taught history for one year. Finally I arrived at Akins where I will be teaching world history and economics. I am glad to call Austin my home after all my travels.