Erica Speaks started her journey as a middle school educator in 2000. She currently teaches language arts at a multi-track year-round public middle school in North Carolina. She earned her National Board Certification in 2004 and earned National Board Renewal in 2014. Named a Class of 2013 Kenan Fellow in NC State’s Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, she was tasked with Creating a Virtual Library of Common Core Concepts for Site-Based Professional Development. DPI will use these materials in training educators throughout the state. They can be viewed here.
Before beginning her journey as a educator in the classroom, she earned her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Teaching in 1999 and 2000, respectively, both from The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.
She and her husband have two young boys and live in Raleigh, NC.