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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: Colleague Circle Puts Common Core in Action K-3

Margaret Box leads a group of teachers from across the country to collaborate on a set of exemplary videos of kids engaged in the Common Core.

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Focus on Teachers: Teacher Colleague Circle on Universal Design for Learning

One ECET2 Colleague Circle shares their experience of visiting the CHIME Institute Charter School to see UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in action.

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Focus on Teachers: Teacher Colleague Circle Fosters Student Discourse

Greg Mullenholz and his Colleague Circle from ECET2 talk about their website where teachers can find instructional strategies, videos, and research on teaching speaking and listening skills demanded by the Common Core State Standards.

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Focus on Teachers: Teacher PR Corps

Lillie Marshall's Teacher PR Corp is a group of teachers from ECET2 dedicated to sharing positive stories beyond the field of education about what it is truly like to be a teacher.

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Teachers' Voices Matter: The ECET2 Conference

ECET2? It's all about "Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers!"

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