Erica Jordan-Thomas

Erica Jordan-Thomas

Erica is a member of New Leaders-Charlotte 11th Aspiring Principals Cohort. She currently serves as Assistant Principal and Class of 2021 Grade Level Administrator at Ranson IB Middle School, overseeing instruction and operations for twenty-four staff members and 310+ sixth grade scholars. Erica provides high impact coaching and professional development to her teachers and instructional coaches resulting in her grade level meeting or exceeding growth in all tested subjects during her tenure. Prior to her role as Assistant Principal, she served as Resident Principal at Reid Park Academy, during its transition to a Pre-K-8 school. Under her leadership, 100% of Reid Park 8th graders enrolled in Algebra I passed the Algebra I End-of-Course test.

Prior to joining New Leaders, Erica served as Program Director for Teach For America–Charlotte ensuring that thirty-two 1st and 2nd year teachers serving in nineteen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools achieved significant gains with their students. Erica was a 2008 Teach For America-Charlotte corps member and taught Geometry, Algebra II, Tech Math and Advanced Functions and Modeling at Olympic Renaissance High School. While teaching at Olympic Renaissance, Erica increased standardized test scores by 78% in Algebra II and 54% in Geometry.

Erica grew up in Columbus, OH and attended Columbus Public Schools. A proud Buckeye, Erica graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Textiles and Clothing and a minor in Business Administration.