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Dr. Kim Phillips

With a career spanning over 22 years, Dr. Kim D. Phillips believes “Educators must be intentional, explicit, and targeted; for education is an invitation to relationship that should be compelling, engaging and persuasive to foster and propel learning”! This interaction gained her vast experience in education as she served and matriculated as a Classroom Teacher (Broward and Miami-Dade County Public Schools) for Grades 6-8 and 9-12 in Science, General Education, EBD and ESE Counselor/Department Chair (Miami-Dade County and St. Johns Public Schools), District Student Services Support Specialist, and District Program Manager (Miami-Dade County Public Schools). Collectively she has expertise, and progressive experience in education management, teaching, academic operations, administration and leadership.

She has successfully dedicated her career to Teaching, Counseling and the design, development and implementation of curriculum support and framework, school improvement plans, and the infusion of successful courses of action for student matriculation and articulation processes from elementary through high school. One of her biggest accomplishments as District Program Manager was the district wide implementation of Cloud Nine (9) World; a character education program that served as character development and building blocks for all stakeholders (students, faculty and parents) by incorporating and teaching classroom and school-wide strategies along with a home learning extension within the character framework.


  • Doctorate (Ed. D) in Higher Education Leadership with Organizational Theory, 2015: Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Master of Science Degree (MS) in Guidance and Counseling, 2003: St. Thomas University,
  • Miami, FL
  • Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Biology, 1994: Florida Memorial University, Miami, FL

Community Involvement:

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
  • Boys and Girls Club Sponsor
  • Lincolnville Museum 
  • Helping Hands (Feeding the Community)

Dr. Phillips is a pedagogical educator and believes in maximizing engagement which impacts mastery of student outcomes. She agrees with Frederick Douglass who stated, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”.  She loves traveling, cooking, baking, reading books and discovering new adventures and things; but most of all spending time with family and friends…for that is the essence of life.

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