What happens when a real teacher tries to be a Hollywood hero?

About the author

Rob Phillips is a veteran educator in Wake County, and he works at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, NC. He and his wife, Adrian Phillips, also a veteran educator in Wake County, have twins that attend third grade in Wake County Public Schools. For the past four years Rob has been working on the documentary film, Teacher of the Year, with his film-making partner, Jay Korreck, and their film is set to premiere at Wake Forest University on March 2nd as a part of the Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference. Learn more about the film at