The collective action of Maine's 10 public charter schools and their supporters led to a decisive win this week in the Pine Tree state with the defeat of bill LD604 that created a far-ranging threat to how charter schools would operate.
Bill Phillips is the vice president, state advocacy and support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Before joining the National Alliance, Bill started charter schools and served as the president of a statewide membership association. His initial interest in education reform came from work in advanced manufacturing and service on his local school board.
Bill has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University. He is grateful for his wife of 28 years and their two sons.