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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

Leading through the Noise: Teachers Taking Charge of Common Core Implementation

Teachers are partnering with each other to design assignments and lesson plans aligned to the Common Core.

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Disrupting the status quo: Innovating to support collaboration and personalization

How teachers are co-designing new technology tools to enhance collaboration and expand learning opportunities for students.

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Teachers defining what they need and contributing to solutions

Vicki Phillips on how teachers are helping define what they need and contribute to classroom solutions.

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Teachers Leading through Teacher of the Year Networks

How the National Network of State Teachers of the Year supports good professional development for teachers that can have an amazing impact on kids.

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Focus on Teachers: Fresno teacher Rithy Som describes learning and leading through school redesign

Teacher leader Rithy Som talk about teaching in a whole new school design in Fresno, CA.

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