Academic Faculty

Director of College Counseling
Joined Saint Mary's in 2011

M.Ed., Education, University of Vermont
B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Saint Michael's College

Ms. Phillips arrived at Saint Mary’s in 2011. She is the Director of College Counseling, a member of the Academic Leadership Team, and serves as a faculty representative on the student-run Judicial Board. After graduating from an independent day/boarding high school in Pennsylvania, she studied philosophy and political science at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont, earning her B.A. in 2001. In 2008, she earned her Master’s in Education at the University of Vermont.  Ms. Phillips worked in college admissions for eight years (2001-2009) at both of her alma mater’s before moving to the other side of the desk as a college counselor at a boarding school in Massachusetts, where she was also dorm head, academic testing coordinator, and field hockey and ice hockey coach.

Ms. Phillips is passionate about the ever-evolving field of college admissions and enjoys working with students and families as they navigate the college search and application processes. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), the Association for College Counseling at Independent Schools (ACCIS), and enjoys regional involvement with professional organizations, including the Raleigh National College Fair Committee. She recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education at North Carolina State University in 2019.

When she has free time, Ms. Phillips can be found spending it with her daughter, Coraline, training for her next half marathon, or drinking coffee. You can find her office in Lower Smedes.