Prior to coming to FRA, Phill worked for a number of years in the Fair Haven school district. Before that, he used his business degree from Monmouth University in the capacity of District Manager for Shell Oil. Since moving to the field of education, Phill has completed a master’s degree in Special Education from New Jersey City University. As an educator, he is inspired by the words of Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Phill took this mantra to heart, doing his best to arm his students with the necessary knowledge to become productive members of society. Most recently, Phill became deeply involved with supporting people with disabilities in finding and keeping jobs in integrated, inclusive settings. In 2018 Phill took on the role of Co-Director for FRA’s newest division, Employability. To prepare for this crucial role, Phill achieved ACRE (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) certification through Virginia Commonwealth University and also training through the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Phill lives in Red Bank with his family. In his free time, he’s either watching one of his favorite television shows ("Queen Sugar", "Snowfall", "Power"), playing fantasy football and basketball, writing, or reading a hardboiled crime novel.