Philip Sirk

Phone: 803-663-4300


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts

Philip Sirk

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

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I am absolutely thrilled as we begin this new school year and look forward to great accomplishments for all of my students.  This year we will be examining world events from the early explorers (think Columbus, Magellan, et al) to current events (think Brexit, 2020 presidential elections, etc). 

Our Public Speaking class will center on, well, public speaking, of course.  Additionally, the goal of ALL of my classes will be to help students develop and enhance critical thinking and their ability to effectively express themselves and appreciate that their opinions matter and can influence for good.  Public Speaking will also serve as preparation for our award-winning Mock Trial team, for those who desire to participate.

This is my tenth year teaching (my sixth at Leavelle) and I am grateful for the experiences and opportunities afforded me since becoming an educator.  I am proud of the fact that 99% of my advanced students met or exceeded proficiency standards on the most recent state testing, while my other classes scored above our district averages. I am also proud of being recognized as a “Golden Apple” recipient last term and will strive to merit that honor by continuing to reach out to and positively engage all of my students. 

A transplant from the Washington DC-area, I have lived in South Carolina for 14 years and have been married to my beautiful wife for 32 years.  As a Washington Redskins and University of Maryland Terrapins fan, I know that disappointments can be overcome through positive thinking and focused efforts.  That we may focus on the latter is my prayer for this year!

Phone: (803) 663-4300