Wyne attended Scott Elementary School and graduated from Western-Olin High School in 1967. She attended Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas, completed a bachelor of arts in business in 1971. She worked as an instructional design specialist at South Central Bell until February 1996, when she took early retirement after seventeen years. In 1999 she became director of programs and services for the Literacy Council of Alabama, serving until 2005. She has led Focus On Recovery, a non-profit organization which helps women overcome alcohol and drug addiction, since 2009.
Willie Maye Jr
|Birmingham Board of Education president
- Stock, Erin (August 21, 2009) "Birmingham Board of Education District 9: Wyne, Merrida bring different priorities to race." The Birmingham News
- Leech, Marie (November 9, 2010) "Phyllis Wyne elected president of Birmingham Board of Education." The Birmingham News
- Phyllis Wyne at Birmingham City Schools' web site.