Phillip Hawkins Jr. was born and raised in the City of Norfolk, VA and has lived in Ward 4 most of his life. His family
has lived in the following neighborhoods throughout Norfolk: Park Place, Liberty Park (Now Middle Towne Arch at Broad
Creek), Young Terrace, Norview, and now in Ingleside.
EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING
Phillip received his formal education from Norfolk Public Schools and is a proud graduate of Norview
High School, and also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance, and his Master of Arts degree in Urban
Education and School Leadership from Norfolk State University.
WORKFORCE AND CAREER
Mr. Hawkins has worked in the business and industries of food service, restaurant, hospitality, banking, and now
education all in the City of Norfolk. Phillip has been a schoolteacher with Norfolk public schools for 25
years and is currently the assistant principal at the P. B. Young Sr. Elementary School in Norfolk.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY SERVICE, ADVOCACY, AND LEADERSHIP
Mr. Hawkins has had a distinguished level of experiences in civic engagement and has served on the local
and state advisory committees and boards as an active civic and community leader as President and current board member of the Ingleside
Civic League, the First Vice President of the Norfolk Federation of Civic Leagues, appointed as a member
of the Norfolk Environmental Commission, a member of the Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Steering Committee, a member of the NPS School Facilities Advisory Committee, and immediate past local union President of the Education
Association of Norfolk – The EAN/VEA/NEA.
FAMILY AND FAITH
Phillip is a member of the Olive Grove Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where his pastor is the Rev. Dr. Larry
Williams, Sr. Phillip is currently unmarried, and a father-figure and mentor to many children. He is the godparent
of one, has seven adult siblings, his mother is Barbara W. Hawkins, and he has numerous nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.