Philips Academy is a private non-profit school for students in middle and high school with complex language, learning and/or cognitive disabilities. Philips Academy believes that these students thrive when given a purposeful education that prepares them for all of the benefits and responsibilities of adulthood. Our mission is to provide our students with the academic, occupational and social skills needed to be self-reliant, confident and contributing members of their communities.
Meet The Team
Members of the Board
Becky Berolatti, Board Chair
Senior Vice President, Park National Bank
Mary Beth Townley, CPA, Board Treasurer
Jane B. Blount, Board Secretary
Co-Founder, Philips Academy
President, ICONS, Inc., Co-Founder, Philips Academy
Brian Bonewitz, CFA
Portfolio Manager, Bragg Financial
Principal, Landover Development
Paul G. Galentine, MD
Horizon Eye Care, Retired
Raleigh Anne Gray
Director of Business Development, DraftKings
Managing Director, FIDUS Partners
SVP, Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America
Matthew W. Smith
Managing Director, The Finley Group, Inc.
Philips Academy was founded in 2005 by Barbara Parrish, an educator, and Phil and Jane Blount, parents of a child with learning disabilities. The Blounts were motivated to find a school that exactly met their son’s needs.
Philips was opened in 2005 with two full-time students and two staff members. In 2009, after requests from parents, we launched Bridges, a program for young adults who have graduated from high school and still need vocational training as well as comprehensive life and social skill instruction.
Help us improve the Charlotte community and be a part of something impactful. We're looking for passionate team members to help empower our students and grow our organization. Contact us today to find out more about employment opportunities with Philips Academy!
Current Job Openings
Philips Academy is looking for individuals interested in working as substitute teachers for middle & high school. To apply, please send your resume to email@example.com.
Special Education Teacher, Fall 2022
Fall 2022 Philips will be adding a Middle/High School Special Education Teacher with experience in teaching Math. To apply, please send your cover letter & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only qualified applicants will be considered.
Philips Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religious, ethnic or national origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies, or employment practices.