Brooke Phillips was named Principal on July 1, 2021, having served the Madison Junior School as assistant principal in 2019 and as Acting Principal in 2020. As a fifteen-year educator and parent of three children, Ms. Phillips shares the desire to see our students grow, succeed, and enjoy learning with the Madison community.
Ms. Phillips believes it is an honor to be a part of a school with such persevering students, extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive community. During the past year at MJS, she witnessed the MJS school community in action, and she found that the most significant strength is the people - staff, students, families, and the greater Madison community. Ms. Phillips knows that by working together, we will thrive and reach our potential.
Before joining the junior school, Ms. Phillips taught for nine years as a Language Arts/Social Studies teacher at Lafayette School in Chatham. As a building and team leader in Chatham for six years, she helped guide staff through several curriculum changes and provided professional development for district K-5 educators. She also served as a special education teacher in Chatham's extended summer program. Ms. Phillips holds a B.A. from Siena College, an M.A. from the College of St. Elizabeth, and her educational leadership certifications from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
When not at the junior school, one can find Ms. Phillips at her favorite spot on the lake - enjoying a book, laughing with family and friends, or leaning back in her Adirondack chair gathering inspiration.