Trustee Phillips wants to see a school system that works with families to support diverse and unique learners in every classroom. She strongly believes in the public school system’s mandate to provide a supportive and engaging education for all children. Trustee Phillips has extensive community service experience working with newcomers. She is also a Board member of HANDS the family help network. She is passionate about challenging behaviours and non-punitive approaches to discipline, and inclusion, diversity and equity. As the Manager at KIND Forest School she works everyday with children ages 4 to 10 in a small nature-based independent school. Trustee Phillips and her family moved to North Bay in 2014. She is completing a Master’s in Education at Nipissing University and loves to sing with the Near North Voices Choir.