Our Principals


Rose Rock

Rose Rock began her career in Colonial in 2016 as Principal at Conshohocken Elementary School and was appointed Principal of Colonial Elementary School in July 2017.

In her work in Colonial and prior to that in the School District of Philadelphia, Mrs Rock places a strong emphasis on data-based decision making, professional development, project-based learning and community service. Under her leadership and dedication, McCall Elementary School (a K-8 school in Center City Philadelphia) was designed as a model school for the 2014-2015 school year and named a top 10 school in the district in 2015-2016.

In addition to her administrative experience, Mrs. Rock served as a teacher and teacher leader in the School District of Philadelphia for 14 years. She holds a Master of Administrative Leadership degree from Columbia University and a Master of Education degree from Holy Family University.


Kylene PhillipsKylene Phillips joined the Colonial School District administrative team as Assistant Principal of Colonial Elementary School in October 2015. Ms. Phillips had spent the past seven years as a teacher and administrator in the School District of Philadelphia. Most recently she was Dean of Students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School serving on the administrative leadership team and being responsible for facilitating professional development, student discipline and more.

Ms. Phillips also taught elementary and middle school classes, including sixth grade International Baccalaureate classes in science and mathematics. She holds instructional certifications in K-12 Administration, Elementary Education and Middle School Science, Math, English and Citizenship Education.

Ms. Phillips holds a BS degree in Elementary Education from King's College and a M.Ed. with Administrative Certification from Cabrini College.