Barbara Phillips is the director of data, accountability, and continuous improvement for the Windsor Central School District in New York. She specializes in leveraging teacher strengths to improve student achievement and learning.
Barbara Phillips is the director of data, accountability and continuous improvement for the Windsor Central School District in New York. She specializes in leveraging teacher strengths to improve student achievement and learning.
Barbara has worked in public education for more than 20 years, serving as an elementary teacher, middle school principal, and director of K–12 instruction. Additionally, as a network team coordinator, Barbara provided high-quality professional learning experiences for the staff members of 15 component school districts in upstate New York.
In November 2018, Barbara’s “Praise Walk” strategy was highlighted in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine as a technique to increase teacher comfort with instructional coaching while enhancing and celebrating quality professional practice within the classroom. Barbara was also featured in instructional coaching and feedback training videos created and promoted by the State Education Department of New York.
Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in literacy, and a certificate of advanced student in school administration from SUNY Cortland. She is currently a doctoral student at SUNY Binghamton.
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Presentations by Barbara Phillips
- Launching Success: Building and Succeeding as a Professional Learning Community
- Praise Walks: Building a Culture of Sharing and Celebrating Best Practices
- Teach a Man to Fish: 5 Essentials to Instructional Growth
- Coaching Women: 5 Leverage Points that will Launch Women Leaders to Greatness
- When Tradition Meets Best Practice: A Journey to Redefine Grading