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Welcome to Science with Dr. B!Deborah A. Bodolus, PhD, NBCTdbodolus@wcpss.netMary E. Phillips High SchoolWake County Public School System



Mary E. Phillips High School

MEPHS Vision - Mary E. Phillips High School will be the highest performing high school in Wake County.


MEPHS Mission - Mary E. Phillips will significantly increase achievement for all students regardless of background or societal factors by developing a caring respectful environment and creating a culture of excellence through a rigorous and relevant 21st century curriculum that fosters relationships and produces responsible global citizens.


Thank-you for visiting my site. My goal is to assist students in navigating through the maze of scientific knowledge on their pathway to becoming scientifically literate citizens with a greater awareness and sense of responsibility toward maintaining their own health and that of the environment around them.


Here are a few things about myself. I have been working with students at all levels, in both formal and informal educational settings, through my experiences as a college professor, a public high school teacher, and a Cub Scout den leader. I received my B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, my M.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University, and my Ph.D. from the College of William & Mary / Virginia Institute of Marine Science. I have taught Biology & Marine Science courses at both Hampton University and East Stroudsburg University.

My transition to public education began here at Mary E. Phillips High School in the fall of 2006. The faces of students have changed over the years, but their desire to succeed and the frustrations that come with overcoming challenges, both personal and academic, have not. It is very rewarding to watch students as they mature into responsible young adults. In 2011, I took the next step and earned my National Board Certification.

This academic year I am teaching Biology, Earth/Environmental Science (Fall), and Physical Science (Spring). I encourage you to explore the class pages on the left to find updated information about each course and what we are currently doing in the classroom.