Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Social Welfare, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities M.A. Education, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Licensure Parent Education - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Licensure K-6 Elementary Education - Augsburg College
Phyllis Blilie has been a teacher at EXPO for 19 years. This is her 27th year teaching in St. Paul Public Schools. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare and a Master's degree in Education from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She received a K-6 elementary teaching license from Augsburg College. Before she taught at EXPO, she was a licensed parent educator in ECFE in St. Paul Public Schools. She has taught grades 1 - 3.
When she is not at EXPO Mrs. Blilie enjoys playing banjo, hiking, riding bike, kayaking, reading, and traveling. Her family vacations in Washington every summer. They went whale watching this summer in the San Juan Islands.
Mrs. Blilie lives in northern Shoreview with her husband, Jim Blilie, and their youngest son, Jamie. Jamie is a 7th grader at Chippewa Middle School in Shoreview. Jamie loves to fish and take photographs. Jim is a mechanical engineer at Boston Scientific, and he builds and plays guitars in his free time.
Mrs. Blilie LOVES just about everything at EXPO: kids, parents, special activities, staff, and looping!
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela