Justin Phillips believes that all kids are “ours.” In order to deliver on the promise of public education, for each and every child, a posture of ownership is a must. Justin currently serves as an elementary principal in a large urban school district. Additional leadership roles have included instructional coach, lead teacher, adjunct professor, non-profit program director, and college basketball coach. A practitioner committed to continual reflection, he uses writing to process challenging dynamics at play in public education. He pushes toward promising approaches that benefit the most vulnerable students. If you are an educational leader (aspiring, current, or retired), Justin welcomes you to join him on this journey.