Phyllis Adkins is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Change Agent Teacher Leader. Phyllis teaches math and mentors Pretty Brown Girls at Adam Clayton Powell Academy. Her previous teaching experience includes working with Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools, and District 299 as a lead teacher, consultant teacher, and induction coach. She was an award recipient from Who’s Who Among America’s Teacher for three consecutive seasons. Phyllis won WGN/Sylvan’s Teacher of the Month the Foundation for Education/ JoAnna’s SHOPA Award for Innovative Teaching. She earned an MA in Elementary Education from National Louis University, Chicago, an MS in Educational Technology from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, and an MA in Organizational Leadership, With Triple Concentration in Training and Developing, Not-For-Profit, and Organizational Management from Lewis University, Romeoville, IL.