After graduating from Bard College in 2010, with a degree in Studio Arts, Philip worked for 8 years as an arts educator in more than 30 public schools across New Orleans, LA and New York, NY. During this time, he developed effective practices for using the arts as a way to help students build new skills and express their ideas. As a training facilitator, Philip has developed workshops for educators addressing topics including: Open-ended Artmaking for Students with Limited Verbal Abilities; Gender Representation in the Classroom; Culturally Responsive Classroom Materials; and more. Philip has been working with students in Downeast Maine since the summer of 2013, when he first joined the Blueberry Harvest School (BHS) staff as an art teacher. Since then, he has also worked to develop curriculum, programming, and professional development for the BHS. He joined Mano en Mano’s staff full time in the summer of 2018.