Phines J. Black is a native of Florence, South Carolina. She joined the SC Inclusion Collaborative January 2018 as a Technical Assistance/Inclusion Specialist. Prior to joining the Inclusion Collaborative, she worked as a 4K Preschool Lead Teacher for three years with South Carolina First Steps. In 2016, Phines was awarded 4K Teacher of the Year in her regional area. She has worked in the education field for many years.
Phines received her BS from Grand Canyon University with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education as well as a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Phines has a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Needs from Liberty University. She is a certified Trainer and Technical Assistance Provider through the South Carolina Center for Child Care Career Development.
Phines has received many professional training hours and certificates, including TPOT and TPITOS Reliable certifications. She is a member of SCECA (South Carolina)