Emily Krone Phillips

Who is Emily Krone Phillips, our new Director of Communications?


The Spencer Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Krone Phillips as Director of Communications.

Emily Krone Phillips is an author and communications professional focused on the intersection between education policy, research, and practice.

She previously worked as an education reporter for the Daily Herald newspaper and as the Communications Director for the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Her forthcoming book, The Make-Or-Break-Year, weaves together stories about Chicago students and educators with groundbreaking research on the critical importance of ninth grade academic performance for future academic success.


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