Administrative Team


Ms. Shelley Lawrence

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Welcome to Phillips Elementary School

We are always excited to welcome new families to our learning community. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to academic excellence and high achievement for all our students. It is our desire to create a warm, safe environment for learning.

We look forward to a very positive and productive year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Please review this agenda nightly for notes and communication from your child’s teacher as we highly value home/school communication at Phillips. It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success.

Again, we welcome you to Phillips Elementary and to our wonderful learning community. Our school is a place where opportunities are limitless, alive with energy, enthusiasm, and offer a high standard of excellence! Please always contact your child’s teacher, the office, or administration; should you have any good news, questions, or concerns!

One School…One Team! Together, We GROW To Make Our School A Success!!”

Shelley Lawrence


Assistant Principal

Mrs. Stephanie Moore Sutton

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Greetings Falcon Family,

Hello and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am proud and honored to serve as the Assistant Principal at Phillips Elementary. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Intermediate Education with Concentrations in Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies from East Carolina University. I graduated with a Masters Degree in Education and Human Development (Administration and Supervision) from The George Washington University, and completed doctoral coursework at The College of William and Mary. This is my eleventh year at Phillips Elementary School and my 26th year as an assistant principal with Hampton City Schools. My professional experience also includes tenure as a classroom teacher of grades 4-9 in Hampton, Newport News, North Carolina, and Maryland. My experiences as both a classroom teacher and administrator have provided me with valuable knowledge and resources to be, both, an effective instructional and strategic leader, as well as a strong advocate for our children's social and academic success.

On a more personal note, I hail from the Tar Heel State, but I have been a proud Hampton Resident since 1990. I have been married for 38 years, and my three daughters are all graduates of Kecoughtan High School and state universities. In my spare time, I enjoy singing, playing the piano, reading, painting, and writing poetry. I invite you to take an active role in your child's education. It truly takes a village to raise our children. I look forward to working together with you this year! My door is always open to all of you!

Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Meleah Bagoly

Attendance Clerk
Ms. Ann McCloud