Deborah Hofland... Deborah is the Executive Director at Philips Academy of NC. Philips Academy is a private, non-profit school for children and young adults with complex language, learning and developmental disabilities and autism. A graduate of the University of Baltimore with a Master's of Social Work, Deborah has worked with students with learning challenges in educational settings for over 15 years. She currently lives in Matthews with her husband John and two young boys - Evan (age 11) and Samuel (age 8). The Hofland family is involved in a variety and sporting and musical activities - baseball, football, tennis, guitar, piano and flute. Deborah is an avid runner and enjoys coaching Let Me Run. Deborah is committed to advocating for students with learning differences and is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities reach their full potential as independent adults.