Meet Phyllis O’Quinn
Ms. Phyllis O’Quinn is excited to come aboard the ResponsiveEd team this year where she will be Principal of iSchool Virtual Academy. Before joining as administrator for the virtual campus, she was an education consultant designing curriculum and professional development materials. She also analyzed student data for public and charter school districts as well as developed programming for youth within art galleries and community organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.
Her passion for literacy engaged her with students from K-12 grades as a reading specialist at both district and state levels. Prior to becoming a reading specialist, she taught English Language Arts and Reading at the middle and high school levels within Texas and abroad. Furthering her pursuit to advance in evidence-based instructional practices through a multicultural lens, she lived in Seoul, South Korea where she was an associate professor of Writing at the university level. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Multicultural Communication, and her Master of Education in Teaching, both from the University of Texas at Arlington.
She is committed to shaping our education system to fit the learning needs of all students, and values the impact on student learning through improving access to quality education in a virtual platform. Her success in the field of education has required a deep understanding of the ongoing dynamics related to conscientiously being effective in today’s technological, multicultural and student learner-diverse classroom. She couldn’t be more thrilled to support her staff and work in partnership with you to meet the needs of our students!