Meet the Principal
2019-2020Educational BackgroundJUCO Diploma - English; BA - English; MA - Ed. Ldrship; ED.S - Ed. Ldrship; Ph.D. - Ed.drship; MS- Health Admin, MBA - Busines Admin. (2020)MIL BackgroundMAJ, Logistics. ALRNGWelcome to John Herbert Phillips Academy, a Birmingham City School's 2018-2019 Grade A Report Card recipient from the Alabama State Dept. of Education (ALSDE), "An IB World Class School of Excellence". We are sometimes referred to as "The Academy", "JHPA", or "Phillips"! We are a dynamic, proud, force for greatness, and striving community. We proudly thank all our stakehoders for the 2018-2019 report card scores, because anything less than an "A" is not acceptable to our team or to our stakeholders. As an IB World Class School, JHPA focuses on instructional tenets indicative of a global purview necessary to succeed in a 21st Century technology-rich environment. As a magnet school in Birmingham City Schools, our goal is synergized with the district's aim of continuous academic growth for all our awesome, magnificent, sweet, lovely, world class, Grade A students! Our Marzano component instructional strategies for 2019-2020 will remain: Maximizing our IB instructional framework, Standards-based instructional practices, and increasing rigor and reading capacity among our students.New initiatives for the 2019-2020 School year includes two major missions, which align with the BCS Superintendent's "Force For Greatness 2018-2023" (https://www.bhamcityschools.org/Page/20291)plan for student success:1. Offer an ACT Prep class for students in grades 7 & 8 who scored Above Average in Reading and Math on the 2018-2019 Scantron standardized test. The students will sit for the exam in December of 2019 and April of 2020 (Strategic alignment: Increase percentage of students meeting ACT with writing benchmarks in reading and math from 8% to 20%).2. Implement a K-2 and 3-8 Reading Plan to align with the the Alabama Literacy Act of 2019 to ensure success for our current and future 3rd graders (Strategic alignment: Set a baseline and increase student kindergarten readiness; Increase percentage of students meeting annual growth targets in reading - grade 3 from 42% - 60%).3. Implement the district's SpringBoard Instructional Program effectively in grades 6-8 (Strategic alignment: Student Success).As stated, our goals dovetail with the district's strategic plans and we believe it would ensure a continued trajectory to greater success for our world class scholars.To achieve our goals, JHPA relies heavily on the amazing internal support structure and force-multiplier - our parental support system. The Academy's parents challenge us daily to plan, constantly refine, and improve our practices. We love our parents!This year, we will continue to push the boundaries of academic excellence and achieve a grade of 100% or higher for the 2019-2020 ALSDE Report Card.We hope you continue to support our magnate program and our precious child(ren)/scholars.