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My passion for educational equity stems from my experience as a student and a teacher. I remember being a student desperately wanting to learn, and being a teacher struggling to find a way. I believe in the Opportunity Culture initiative because it pours into the student and the teacher, leaving neither behind.”
Itané Phillips is a consultant with Public Impact, primarily focused on assisting schools and districts with Opportunity Culture design and implementation to extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams. Phillips began her career as a Teach For America corps member with Guilford County Schools. During her time with the district, Phillips taught seventh-grade social studies using culturally responsive teaching, and she was part of a team that taught teachers and students restorative justice principles designed to improve relationship-building across grades. After teaching, Phillips attended law school, and interned with the National Center for Youth Law and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education. She became a staff attorney with Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she provided ongoing legal advice and support to survivors through the firm’s domestic violence prevention initiative. Phillips holds a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law, and a B.A. in political science and African American and African diaspora studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.