Jim Phillips

Assistant Director

Jim is thrilled to join the team at Raleigh’s Fusion Academy as the Assistant Director.  Prior to joining Fusion in the spring of 2021, he worked as an educator and administrator in therapeutic settings where his passion for teaching students, working with families, and supporting teachers spanned a fifteen year career.  Jim is a North Carolina native and holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a MA in English from North Carolina State University.      


When he is not working with students and teachers, Jim enjoys playing guitar and piano, collecting and reading books, and traveling with his wife and son.  To augment their rewarding careers in education and mentoring, he and his wife volunteer their time fostering rescue dogs and supporting local efforts to care for all animals.