Phil McQueen is a retired teacher from Valley Catholic High School. He taught at Valley Catholic for 35 years. In his words, he says that his time teaching high school History has made up some of the best years of his life. While teaching, he taught the more traditional courses in history such as, World History, Global Studies, and US History. However, one of the things that makes Mr. McQueen a really unique teacher were some of the classes that he made up. these classes included: Studying the pacific rim countries, Latin America, Vietnam War, Class on WWII, Taught a class on the American Civil War.

Top 3 Book Recommendations

  1. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 
  2. Jackie Robinson: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
  3. Company Aytch: A Classic Memoir of the Civil War by Sam Watkins (Confederate Civil War soldier)

#1 Favorite Movie of All Time

The Sting (1973) directed by George Roy Hill starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford