Meet the Principal

  • 2020-2021
    Educational Background
    JUCO Diploma - English
    BA - English (Stillman College)
    MA - Ed. Ldrship (UAB)
    ED.S - Ed. Ldrship (UAB)
    Ph.D. - Ed.drship (UAB)
    MS- Health Admin (Trident Intl.)
    MBA - Busines Admin (Trident Intl.)
    MIL Background
    MAJ, Logistics. ALRNG
    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".   We hope everyone continues to stay safe, as we navigate safe plans for re-opening of schools. 8th Gr. 2020
    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 2020-2021 will remain: Maximizing our IB instructional framework, Standards-based instructional practices, and increasing rigor and reading capacity among our students.
    Last year, as part of the "Force For Greatness 2018-2023" ( for student success, we implemented:
    1.  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 Average test score was a 20, with a high score of 25.
    2.  Implemented a grade accelerated instructional plan for our highest academic aachievers.  Unfortunately, school closures because of COVID-19 forced an incompletion of the initiative.
    For the 2020-2021 school year, our primary goal is to safely re-open schools for our scholars, and implement an effective remote learning plan.
    We hope you continue to support our magnate program and our precious child(ren)/scholars.  Click on the link for the Parent Guide to BCS Re-Opening of School 2020-2021.  Please stay safe, and reach out to us via phone or email as needed.  We are in this together.  We love you all, and our team misses our scholars dearly. 
     JHPA 2018-2019 Report Card




  • principal

    E. Nzeocha