Jill Phillips is the Board Parent Member of Kamalani Academy, a K-8, Na Mea Hawaii, arts integration, leadership-focused, public charter school located in Wahiawa, Hawaii, since 2016.
Jill is a Project Engineer with Lendlease, a Global Construction and Development company.
She completed her Associates in Arts Degree at Leeward Community College and is studying at UH West Oahu to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. The exciting pace of managing multiple projects has led her to pursue a Project Management Professional certification. Before project management she spent a brief time at Camp Mokule’ia assisting with leadership camp activities for students from across the island. As well as a regular parent volunteer at Waialua Elementary School.
Jill was born and raised on the Island of Oahu, where she spent most of her time on the farm rather than the sea. She has over 20+ years of volunteer experience in the 4-H Livestock Youth Program, starting out as a 4-her and now an Assistant Club Leader for the 4-H Clover J’s Livestock Club. In her final year of 4-H, her livestock judging team won the Oahu Livestock Judging team. The team won 1st place in the Northern International Livestock Competition, Montana and competitively placed among the nation’s top judges at the American Royal, Missouri. Her years of experience in livestock judging and evaluation allowed her the opportunity to be the judge at outer island livestock shows. Her passion for the farming industry continuously grew and helped to establish a farm and garden area of the school to instruct students about farm-to-table concepts.
Her two younger children currently attend Kamalani Academy and her oldest graduated in the 8th grade in 2020. Kamalani Academy’s focus on perpetuating creativity and leadership in their students has provided her children with a sense of purpose and belonging where they thrive as citizens of their community. Of all the achievements to be proud of, it would be the opportunity to give back to the school through support.