Alternative Learning Coordinator Ms. Rhonda Stallings
I was born and raised in Louisburg, NC. In 2002, I graduated from Louisburg High School and soon after attended North Carolina State University, majoring in Secondary Mathematics Education. Upon obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in 2006, I officially moved to Raleigh, NC and started my professional journey as a High School Math Teacher Fall of 2007. Simultaneously since 2011, I explored opportunities in Higher Education and presently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Wake Technical Community College. Phillips High School has groomed me into being the exceptional teacher I am today and I appreciate the Phillips “Phamily” vibe coming to work daily. As the Alternative Learning Center Coordinator, I hope to reach all students academically and push them to reach their personal goals. Currently, I am pursuing her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University. I love what I do every day for my students and I remain excited about exploring more challenges in pursuing my goal of one day becoming a Dean or Vice Provost of a University. For fun, I love being outside and enjoying nature. I am a lover of theatrical performances and attend local shows regularly.
I was born in Weldon NC. and graduated from Weldon High School and attended NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC. I also attended East Carolina University with an Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Middle Grades BS Degree. I continued my education and and went on to obtain my Masters Degree from NC Central University, Durham NC. I have a Masters Degree in Secondary Education, and am certified as a K-12 Literacy Specialist. I was a classroom teacher for 19 years which i enjoyed tremendously! I was a NC State Assistance Team Reviewer for Low Achieving Schools and then worked for the Dept of Public Instruction as a Closing the Achievement Gap State Consultant. I worked for Wake County as an Instructional Resource Teacher, High School Small Learning Communities Coordinator and a Literacy Coach. Currently I serve MEPHS as the Intervention Coordinator since 2011. As the Intervention Coordinator I work to support the students and teachers and to provide additional academic and behavioral support to ensure all students have the opportunity to be successful and move toward graduation and career and/or college readiness. I enjoy working with the staff, students, and parents in this school community!
Social Worker Ms. Kathy Zappia
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Lewis University (Go Flyers!) with a B.A. in Elementary Education, minoring in P.E./Coaching. In 1982,
I made Raleigh my home after accepting a Sales Management promotion. After a few years I made a career change and graduated from UNC with a Master's Degree in Social Work with a focus in Mental Health/Child & Family . I made my way back to my Education roots as a School Social Worker and have been a member of our Phillips Phamily a since 1994.
Every day at Phillips Blessing. I truly feel it as an honor & privilege to walk with our students on their academic journey!
I support our School Improvement Plan by helping students and their families in securing resources that improves their quality of life and academic outcomes. Attendance is a big part of that Academic success!
The small class setting, our Core Values, of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Creativity is transforming our students and our school community into a 21st century model . I am so happy to be a part of it!