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Eva C. Phillips

Position: Assistant Professor Department: Education

Contact Info

Office: 237A Anderson Phone: 336-750-2250


Before joining the Birth through Kindergarten faculty of Winston-Salem State University, Eva C. Phillips was an education consultant in the Office of Early Learning with the NC Department of Public Instruction from 2002 – 2010, serving as the Title 1 Preschool and Kindergarten consultant. In her role, she worked hard to be the voice of young children in various arenas within and outside of the Department of Public Instruction. One of the most rewarding aspects of that role was the opportunity to connect with and provide professional development and support for teachers and administrators working with children from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 3 across the state and nationally. Before joining the NC Department of Public Instruction, she was a kindergarten teacher leader in Johnston County for 18 years. Her life's work has been focused on providing and helping others to provide effective and developmentally appropriate experiences for all young children and their families. Along with serving on numerous state and local task forces and committees in the early childhood education system, she also serves as the Past President of the NC Association for the Education of Young Children.

Educational Background

  • BS Early Childhood Education, 1984, Appalachian State University
  • MS Elementary Education, 2002, East Carolina University
  • EdD Curriculum and Instruction, 2012, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Phillips, E.C. & Scrinzi, A. (2013) Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practices: An Introduction for Teachers of Kindergartners. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Phillips, E.C. & Sturm, B.W. (2013). Do Picture Books About Starting Kindergarten Portray the Kindergarten Experience in Developmentally Appropriate Ways? Early Childhood Education Journal: Volume 41, Issue 6, Page 465-475.