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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: Christopher Bronke shares lessons on teacher leadership

Illinois teacher Christopher Bronke emphasizes teacher collaboration and innovation.

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Digital Games and Personalized Learning in the Classroom: Join Us for a Twitter Chat on May 21

Join us for a Twitter Chat on May 21

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Focus on Teachers: Erica Rood, Collaboration Supports Learning and Saves Time

Third grade teacher Erica Rood uses flexible curriculum to reach student learners at all levels.

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Five Ways Teachers Inspire Me

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we thank the teachers who inspired us.

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Focus on Teachers: Teachers Tiffany Scott and Jodie Higgs, What Happens When You Get Teachers In a Room Together

At a recent convening, teachers worked together to solve challenges in professional learning.

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