Sally Phelps is a lifelong resident of northwest Iowa. She is a native of Forest City, but moved to Spencer when she was 12. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.A. in science, specializing in medical technology. She also did special course training at the University of Iowa.
Phelps is active in the Spencer civic community, formerly serving as president of the local elementary parent teacher association, and the YMCA swim team. She is active in the First Congregational Church in Spencer and is vice president of the Spencer Community Schools Foundation.
Currently, she is the Child Health Specialty Clinic service coordinator for the Spencer Regional Center, a division of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She specializes in service and care for children with special health needs from birth to age three.
She is a proud mother of four children, all of whom live in Iowa.