Author - Dr. Joe Philips

Prior to entering K-12 education, Dr. Phillips was Army Officer where he served as a Chief of Human Resources, Chief of Information Technology, and Chief of Staff for various Army Commands. He retired from the Army in 2015, after being injured in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Army, he started his career in K-12 education as the Manager of Technology Support Services for Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO where he led the district’s creation and implementation of their one-to-one program as well as their cybersecurity program earning the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment Seal.

Dr. Phillips then joined Kansas City Public Schools as the Chief Information Officer where he led the reimplementation of their one-to-one program, replaced the district’s aging infrastructure, brought in the new Student Information System and Enterprise Resource Planning System, and created the 5-year EdTech and Cybersecurity Plans.

Most recently, Dr. Phillips has served as the Chief Information Officer for Volusia County Schools where he finalized the district’s One-to-One program, built the district’s cybersecurity posture and plan, and got the ERP implementation project back on track. Dr. Phillips has been a Kansas City CIO of the Year Finalist, a CoSN CTO of the Year Nominee, and is a founding member of Florida CIO.


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