John Phillips is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellow who teaches 12th grade Contemporary Literature, Introduction to Journalism and Advanced Journalism at Evanston Township High School in Evanston. John is the adviser for the school newspaper, the Evanstonian. Under his direction, the Evanstonian has been recognized by the Illinois Journalism Education Association and the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association as one of the best high school newspapers in the state. He previously taught 10th and 11th grade English and History at Foundations College Prep in Chicago. John graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and a MSEd in education policy.