Meet the Principal

  • 2021-2022
    Educational Background
    JUCO Diploma - English
    BA - English (Stillman College)
    MA - Ed. Ldrship (UAB)
    ED.S - Ed. Ldrship (UAB)
    Ph.D. - Ed.Ldrship (UAB)
    MS- Health Admin. (Trident Intl.)
    MBA - Busines Admin. (Trident Intl.)
    MIL Background
    MAJ, Logistics. ALRNG
    Command General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) Jan. 2022
     Welcome 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).  We are "An IB World Class School of Excellence".   
     Dr. Sullivan, Supt.
    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, world class, Grade A students!  Our instructional strategies for 2021-2022 will remain: maximizing our IB instructional framework, Standards-based instructional practices, increasing rigor, and reading capacity among our students by effectively  implementing the Alabama Reading Act strategies.
    This year, following the "Force For Greatness 2018-2023" ( for student success, we will (as we did 2 years ago) implement:
    1.  An ACT Prep class for students in grades 7 & 8 who scored Above Average in Reading and Math on the 2021 Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) test.  The Average ACT score 2 years ago was a 20, with a high score of 25.
    2.  Implement a grade accelerated instructional plan for our highest academic aachievers.  Almost 20% of JHPA scholars are gifted.  
    For the 2021-2022 school year, our administrative team goal, is building team and instructional leadfership capacity. We believe that an instructionally strong, cohessive, empowered, and forward leaning  staff group enhances the overall leadership goals of the school.  As MG Gardner's (JMC) CSM once said to him, "Give task, purpose, and stay out of the way", we believe that a critical-thinking staff is crucial to meet the needs of ALL our world class scholars.  
    We are ready for normalcy and a healthy return for the 2021-2022 school year.  Let's Go Lions!!
     JHPA 2018-2019 Report Card




  • principal

    E. Nzeocha