The Board of Education of Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 at its June 20, 2019 meeting confirmed the appointment of Angela Phillips as Assistant Director of Student Services effective July 1, 2019.
Mrs. Phillips has devoted her career to special education, and comes to District 64 most recently from North Chicago CUSD 187, where she has served as an Assistant Director of Special Education for two years. Previously, she was a Division Chair for Special Education for two years at Zion-Benton Township High School. Earlier, Mrs. Phillips spent six years in Deerfield Public Schools District 109, either as an Associate Principal at Shepard Middle School or a self-contained classroom special education teacher. She began her career in Grayslake as a special education resource teacher.
“We look forward to welcoming a veteran in the special education field to partner with Director Lea Anne Frost, as they carry forward the multi-year renewal of all aspects of our special education program and services already well underway,” according to District 64 Superintendent Laurie Heinz, who introduced her at the Board meeting.
A University of Wisconsin graduate, Mrs. Phillips received her master’s degree in special education from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in administration from Loyola University in Chicago.
Ms. Phillips was selected from a pool of 21 applicants. Following a thorough screening process, three candidates were interviewed by an administrative committee comprised of District 64 central office and special education administrators. Two finalists were then interviewed by a committee comprised of central office administrators and 11 special education department members. After further extensive background and reference checks, incoming D64 Superintendent Eric Olson selected Mrs. Phillips for the post.