Creating social change in equity in education ecosystems

"Once social change begins it can not be reversed. You can not un-educate the person that has learned to read. You can not humiliate the person who feels pride. You can not oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." - César Chávez



Erica has vast experience in public speaking to a variety of audiences.  Whether your event goal is to inspire or educate, Erica can work with you to meet the needs of your audience.  Check out the  "Press" section to view Erica's previous speaking engagements and click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your speaker needs.


Erica was selected by her Masters Program classmates to deliver the Student Commencement Address. Check it out above.


Erica's core belief is that adult learning experiences should reflect best teaching practices and position learners to execute immediately. Erica specializes in creating and delivering engaging professional development to school leaders, district leaders, and non-profit organizations. Professional topics have included but are not limited to instructional coaching, strategic planning, strengthening school culture, time management, difficult conversations, data analysis, and effective hiring practices. Erica can serve as a partner to support your professional development needs and meet your organizational goals. Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your professional development needs. 


All great players have coaches and educators should be no different. Research supports that coaching is one of the most effective practices to support professional development.  Erica has experience providing one-on-one and small group coaching to school leaders to reaching positive outcomes for students.  Erica has also provided strategy support to school districts and non-profit organzations to create the conditions for innovative leadership. Click here to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your coaching and/or consulting needs. 



"I loved having time to create an action plan. Her presentation was motivating and the time was extremely useful -- I was able to email my principal this afternoon regarding my plan!"

- TFA Rural School Leadership Academy PD Participant


"Greatly facilitated. Very clear, direct, and concise steps. I feel prepared to start implementing this immediately."

- Edgecombe County PD Participant


"Wow! How inspiring! Just when I wanted to give up teaching I hear your Tedx Talk. Now I have a reason to continue and a direction to go in! "

- Tedx Talk Viewer


"The coaching I’ve received from JT has impacted the rate of my growth exponentially! The feedback I’ve received from her coaching sessions have been just what I needed to positively impact the efficiency of my coaching sessions with the teachers I coach!  As as result, teachers are getting better faster and are positively influencing the academic achievement of our scholars!"

- Current School Leader Coachee