Our Principal

Justin Phillips

Justin Phillips

Justin is both humbled and honored to be the principal of Walker Elementary School. He believes deeply that all kids are "our kids." Together, with passionate teachers, devoted staff, supportive families, and invested community members, he insists that we can deliver on the sacred promise of public education. By pairing high expectations with quality first instruction, Walker students will fly!

Justin has a wide range of teaching experience that spans fifteen years. He has developed passion and expertise in improving literacy for students of all ages. He did his undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene University and earned his teaching credential and two Master's degrees, in Education and Kinesiology, from San Diego State University. A 2015 graduate of San Diego State's Educational Leadership program, Justin was awarded the Learn-Lead-Transform award.

Justin's educational leadership blog, Those Kids are Our Kids, relfects his commitment to continual improvement and honest reflection.

Justin enjoys gardening, camping, surfing, and eating foods from all cultures. When he's not at Walker, he can be found doing these things with his wife and four kids.

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