Erica is a proud NC native and graduate of Wake County Public School System. She graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a Bachelors of Arts in African American Studies with a minor in History. She went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Lynchburg College. Upon graduating she began teaching fourth grade at Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham, NC. Erica followed a desire to teach abroad in South Korea for a brief stint, teaching US History and World History at an International School. Upon returning to North Carolina, Erica taught fourth grade Language Arts at Brier Creek Elementary School. While teaching at Brier Creek she would start her leadership journey as a member of the Equity Team and Beginning Teacher Leader Network, a partnership with the NC Public School Forum and Wake Ed Partnership. As part of her desire to teach multiple grade levels, after her time there she ventured to teach sixth grade Social Studies at Moore Square Magnet Middle School. While at Moore Square, Erica would continue her leadership journey on the Intervention Team, SIP team, co-leading the Equity Team, becoming an EdAmbassador through EdNC, and joining the leadership council of the Beginning Teacher Leadership Network.While a member of the Beginning Teacher Leadership Network, Erica would advocate for policies affecting teachers and students in the General Assembly, and encourage other teacher leaders to advocate for policy issues of their choice as well. Together with a colleague, Erica wrote the Social Justice elective for the Magnet curriculum for Wake County Public Schools.
She is currently serving as the Principal Resident at Washington GT Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. When she is not working, Erica enjoys running, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERICA IS A FELLOW IN THE WAKE PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Wake Principal Leadership Program (WPLP) is a principal preparation program designed to train future leaders to serve in the Wake County Public School System. WPLP was modeled after the award winning NC State program, the Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA). NELA earned the honor of being named an Exemplary Educational Leadership Program by the University Council for Educational Administration. A grant from the state of NC through the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) funds WPLP, including full scholarships for WPLP's Fellows. WPLP Fellows will earn a NC school principal license and a Master of School Administration degree. To learn more about WPLP, visit the website by clicking on the button.