Mr. Scott F. Phillips grew up in 84, Pennsylvania on a 13 acre farm. He attended Ringgold High School in Monongahela and went on to play football and run track at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, where he was an English major for his undergraduate studies and earned a Master's degree in Secondary Education. Prior to moving to Virginia, Mr. Phillips taught English and coached varsity athletics in Titusville, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee; Peoria, Arizona, and Ozark, Missouri.Upon moving to Virginia in 1995, he lived in Annandale and began his 18 year career in Fairfax County Public Schools at West Springfield High School, where he spent three years prior to transferring to Chantilly High School after moving to the Broadlands in the fall of 1998. He spent four years as a 10th and 12th grade gifted and AP English teacher at Chantilly, with the last three in a dual role as a Great Beginnings coach for First Year teachers in FCPS, during which he earned his second Master's degree from George Mason University in Educational Leadership.He was hired at Stone Middle School in Centreville as an Assistant Principal in 2002, and became the school's principal in 2008, where he worked until being recently hired as Eagle Ridge's new principal. During his tenure at Stone, he worked extensively on establishing a Professional Learning Community structure, building in school and after school capacities for advanced students, and creating interventions for students who struggled to be successful prior to high school. He also shepherded his two nieces and nephew through Stone and on to Westfield High School during his time there.Mr. Phillips and his wife Amanda have been married for 12 years, and he has lived in the Broadlands for 15 years. His wife was a math and special education teacher at Chantilly High prior to staying home to raise their two sons. The Phillips' have a rising 6th grader who will attend Eagle Ridge and a rising 4th grader at Hillside. He continues to coach in the community, having served as a coach in Ashburn Youth Football League, I-9, Two Ridges Basketball League, and Dulles Little League. He is extremely grateful and honored to have the opportunity to be the principal at Eagle Ridge Middle School.