"Education is the passport for the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm x
“Alumna works her ‘magic,’ now in elite Harvard program”
Erica was awarded the New Leader Award from the College of Education and Human Ecology at her alma mater, The Ohio State University, for her innovation in school leadership. Read the article of her story written by the college here.
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "Ideas worth spreading". It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. Erica was as one of 12 speakers selected to deliver a talk a 2017 TedxCharlotte entitled "How Do We Pay Our Teachers More?". Check out her talk below!
“This Harvard Doctoral Student Gives Us A Look Inside Thailand’s Education System”
Click here to review the write up about my travels to Thailand to study their education system!
Charlotte Agenda's "30 Under 30"
The Agenda set out to recognize 30 people who have made an impact on Charlotte before the age of 30. The honorees include leaders at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, app designers and soda artisans, real estate rainmakers and writers. Erica was one of 30 leaders selected by the Charlotte Agenda for it's Inaugural Class of 2016 "30 under 30"
Read more here.
"CMS Principal wants 100 fathers to welcome students on first day"
As principal at Ranson IB Middle School, Erica instituted an annual tradition of the "Million Father March", welcoming scholars back for their first day of school with 100 community men!
Click here to watch the local news feature of this event!
"One Amazing Teacher Creates Generations of Impact"
Check out this video highlighting the relationship between Erica and one of her former students who became a teacher at her school.
"Why We Should Talk About Oppression"
Leading up to Teach For America's 25th Anniversary, "One Day" magazine, TFA's alumni magazine publication asked six alums what they believe was TFA's next frontier in education. In Part 1 of the Next Frontier in Education series, Erica talks about the conversation we need to have and the dangers of getting it wrong.
Read more here.
"Strengthening the Leadership Pipeline for K-12 Education"
What has slowed growth in the number of African American school principals in the United States? This was the question that opened “Black Principals: How to Strengthen the Leadership Pipeline,” a panel held during the 46th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Leadership Conference. Erica was one of four principals selected to serve on the panel and provide insight.
Read more about the panel and Erica's value add to the conversation here.
The Collective-Charlotte Story Slam
The Collective-Charlotte, Teach For America's National Alumni of Color Association, hosts an annual event of corps members and alum sharing their personal stories of passion and social justice. Watch Erica's Story Slam performance below.
"Teach For America At 25: With Maturity, New Pressure To Change"
NPR highlighted the work of Teach For America after 25 years of establishment. Erica was one of many TFA alumnae highlighted in the story.
Read more here.