Phone: (602) 564-7388
Professional Development Presenter
School Improvement Specialist
Charter Board Specialist
Specialties include professional learning communities, school culture and climate, grant writing, charter applications and amendments, behavioral interventions, school improvement initiatives, data analysis, and administrative leadership.
Ericka has been working in education since 2002. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a pre-k, elementary, and middle school teacher, instructional coach, and school administrator in district schools. Ericka continued her educational aspirations as a School Improvement specialist with the Arizona Department of Education with district and charter schools, and then as an Education Program Specialist at the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. Ericka’s chief passion is improving low performing schools through cultural change. Ericka’s delights in providing professional development for teachers and administrators, utilizing the first-best instructional strategies she expects to see in the classroom in her presentations. She has two goals when giving professional development which include providing a strategy the audience can implement the very next day and providing a strategy that increases student rigor.