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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

Focus on Teachers: New York Teacher Vivett Hemans on Teaching Common Core Literacy

New York teacher Vivett Hemans on teaching literacy with the common core

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Focus on Teachers: Kathryn Suk, Inspiring New Teachers

Kathy Suk leads a collaborative professional learning community for aspiring teachers.

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Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students

We asked 4,600 teachers how they use digital tools. Here's what they told us.

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Focus on Teachers: Melissa Butler, Teaching Children to be Innovators

Founders and co-directors of the Children’s Innovation Project, Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle find ways for children to innovate by approaching technology.

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Focus on Teachers: Christopher Bronke shares lessons on teacher leadership

Illinois teacher Christopher Bronke emphasizes teacher collaboration and innovation.

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