Degrees and Certifications:

BSFS International Relations Majors: History, Economics, Government, German Certifications: Social Studies Composite 6-12 MA History Major: Modern History Certification: Gifted and Talented Education K-12

Mr. Paul William Philp

My name is Paul Philp and I began teaching in 1989. I attended Georgetown University in Washington DC where I was educated to be a diplomat and intelligence officer. My majors include history, government and politics, economics and German. My teaching certificate is from the University of Texas in Dallas while my Masters' of Arts is in Modern History from Texas A&M - Commerce. I am certified to teach all social studies classes grades 6th to 12th, as well as gifted education K-12.

I have taught 15 years in public schools and 18 years in Catholic schools. I also taught college for nine years including Dual and Concurrent Enrollment.. During that time, I have been a teacher, an AP teacher, an Academic Decathlon and Speech/Debate Coach, a department chair, a coordinator of social studies, foreign languages and gifted education, a coordinator of curriculum and director of admissions and a director for development.

In my spare time, I have been  a College Board consultant for AP World History and an AP Reader of World History (both since 2002), when I helped launch the new course nationally. I write professionally (both world history and science fiction) and collect rare coins. I speak German and Spanish and am conversant in several other languages. And I have a full-time job as servant to two very large Maine Coon cats.   

Mexican-American and Latino Studies Course

AP US Government & Politics

AP World History: Modern

  • AP World History: Modern is an introductory college-level modern world history survey course. Students cultivate their understanding of world history from c. 1200 CE to the present through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like humans and the environment, cultural developments and interactions, governance, economic systems, social interactions and organization, and technology and innovation. The course will begin with an overview of enduring traditions, social conventions, and customs which arose with the first human societies and early river valley civilizations and end in the contemporary age. Students may opt to sit for a May exam to earn potential college credit. 

Teaching Schedule

  • Hello! Bienvenido! I am developing the curriculum for the new course in Mexican-American and Latino Studies and teach AP US Government. I teach on the three senior high campuses and travel between campuses. 


    Zero Hour:    Plano West and Zoom Meetings

    1st Period:    Plano West (Room A 2170)

    2nd Period:   Travel

    3rd Period:    Plano Senior (Room A 109)

    4th Period:    Travel and Lunch

    5th Period:    Plano East (4-155) AP US Government

    6th Period:    Plano East (4-155) Mexican American and Latino Studies

    7th Period:    Plano East (4-155) AP US Government

    After School: Plano East, Tutorials, and Zoom Meetings (Room 4-155)

Tutorial Schedule

  • I move between campuses. As such tutorials are difficult. Students need to email if they would like to meet and conference. Often I will conference through Zoom and will send them a time and link. However I will try to maintain the following tutorial times:

    Zero Hour:    Plano West or through Zoom

    After School: Plano East and Plano Senior or Zoom