Joshua Phillips joined Uncommon Schools as COO in the summer of 2008. He was previously the Co-Director of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School in Boston. For four consecutive years, Roxbury Prep has been the highest-performing urban middle school in Massachusetts. On the 2007 state 8th grade math exam, Roxbury Prep outperformed every school in the state. A Co-Director at Roxbury Prep for six years, Mr. Phillips brings a track record of results and extensive operational and management experience to the role of COO. He previously served as the Enrichment Coordinator and sixth grade World History teacher at Roxbury Prep. Mr. Phillips also was a History teacher-intern at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science while earning an Ed.M. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.