Principal Phillips is a former English teacher and scholarship coordinator at Cass Tech.
Mrs. Phillips attended Mumford High School, Alabama State University and Wayne State University. She has studied Educational Reform at Harvard University and Oxford University in Oxford England. Mrs. Phillips was named "Teacher of the Year" for Newsweek Magazine and WDIV in 1998.
Mrs. Phillips also worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as Principal at Detroit Tech and Principal of Cody's Ninth Grade Academy.
She is the mother of two wonderful adults, Lil Ronnie and Jasmine. She has been married for 27 years to Ronnie Phillips.
She was appointed by Mayor Dave Bing to continue her position as a commissioner for The Detroit Historical District-2010.
She is also a board member of The Presbyterian Village of Michigan. Mrs. Phillips attends Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and she is a devoted member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.