• Wendell Phillips Elementary


    Wendell Phillips K-6 school in the Kansas City Public Schools system, believes in and practices the philosophy of literacy for all children. We believe in educating our children to the best of our ability, thereby allowing us to provide a service to children, our community and our country. 
    Although reading, writing, arithmetic and communication skills are basic requirements, we believe the purpose of the school should extend beyond academia. We also believe that we must cultivate the abilities of our children to think, reason and adapt as life-long learners.
    We believe in teaching our children personal and moral values as a responsibility of the family and other social institutions through association with other students, faculty and administrators, whom we expect to adhere to high ethical principles.
    It is our commitment to assist all students to develop a healthy self-concept, enabling them to think and act for themselves and to develop leadership potential.



    Principal Deloris Brown


    Deloris Ann Brown has been an administrator in the Kansas City Public Schools for the last 15 years.  Her first teaching assignment was in a full time Adult Education Program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She has been a business education teacher, special education resource teacher and business resource teacher.  During her yPrincipal Deloris Brown ears as a teacher, she has taught students in adult education, senior high, middle school and  elementary; those experiences have provided an appreciation for what others are doing at each level of schooling.

    Mrs. Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a Masters of Education with a specialization in Learning Disabilities from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of Missouri in Kansas City and an Education Specialist Degree in Education from William Woods University. Mrs. Brown believes it is important to model the expectations that she has for others and that is being a lifelong learner.  Therefore, she has participated in numerous professional development and leadership opportunities throughout her career.  She has participated in the Metropolitan Instructional Leadership Program; Missouri’s Leadership Program, The Haberman Star Teacher Selection Interview Training, National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) and is presently participating in the National SAM Innovation Project.

    Mrs. Brown is married to Lionel Brown and they have one son, Jason.



     Phone: (816) 418-3750

    Address: 2400 Propect Ave. Kansas City, MO 64127