My name is Phil Short, Jr. and I am from Greenville, MS. I am married to Nakia Wells Short (20 years) and we have 5 children (Joshua, Philip, Caleb, Noah, and Jeremiah). I am a graduate of Greenville High School (1987). I have been an educator for 26 years. During those years, I have worked in the Greenville Public School District, Indianola School District, Dekalb County School District (Georgia), Leland School District and the Jackson Public School District. I attended Texas Southern University and have a BA degree form Delta State University (1992). I received my Masters degree form Alcorn State University. I am a former football coach for 20-plus years. I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ and an active member of Word of Life Church.