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Vicki Phillips

Title Director, College-Ready Education
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As director of College-Ready Education, Vicki Phillips oversees work to ensure that U.S. high school students graduate ready to succeed, and to improve access to college.

Phillips has committed her career to increasing educational opportunities for young people. Prior to joining the foundation, she was superintendent of Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon. Before her move to Oregon, Phillips was secretary of education and chief state school officer for the State of Pennsylvania and served as superintendent of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, school district. She has worked with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C., and has been a middle and high school teacher.

Posts By Vicki Phillips

Supporting all Teachers in Becoming Literacy Teachers

LDC helps make sure all teachers have the materials they need to teacher literacy in their discipline.

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Focus on Teachers: William Anderson on Common Core Instruction

Denver teacher William Anderson incorporates the Common Core State Standards into curriculum and helping students to think critically about learning in the world around them.

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The Power of Trust

In a recent keynote address I talked about the importance of trust between principals and teachers and how that trust creates an environment to help teachers and students be their best. The speech highlights the critical role principals have in instructional leadership, school design, teacher support and student success.

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Focus on Teachers: Global Teacher Prize Finalists

The first Global Teacher Prize will be awarded this weekend in Dubai. Congratulations to all the finalists for making a difference in kids' lives across the globe.

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Focus on Teachers: Teacher Strategies for Personalized Learning

BetterLesson is making effective blended practice available to every educator in the world.

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