Philippe is a native of Turnhout, Belgium. In 1980 he immigrated to the United States where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from Longwood College (1994) and Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Colorado (2003). He is an alumnus of Teach For America. Philippe is Board Chair of Celebrate EDU, committed to creating a bright future for young adults with developmental disabilities and diverse learning profiles. He is also a consultant for Words Beyond Bars, a project committed to introducing powerful and transformative literature to incarcerated individuals.
Philippe has been in the field of education since 1994. He presents annually at a variety of national and international educational conferences and workshops.
Philippe was recently recognized as the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities Professional of the Year (2017) and also the recipient of the prestigious Floyd G. Hudson Service Award by the Council for Learning Disabilities (2017).