Erika Murphy Newkirk, a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, graduated with honors from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary education. She also graduated with honors from Winston-Salem State University with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She earned National Board Certification in 2006. She was named a Kenan Fellow in 2012 and an Education Policy Fellow in 2016. She served for four years on Governor Bev Perdue’s Teacher Advisory Council. She has 19 years of experience in North Carolina’s public schools and has earned four Teacher of the Year honors. She has taught in Pender County Schools, Winston-Salem-Forsyth County Schools, and Durham Public Schools. She has also served as an adjunct instructor at Winston-Salem State University and North Carolina Central University. Before joining her current district, she spent four years working as a Regional Education Facilitator at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Currently, she is the Senior Executive Director of Human Resources for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Erika can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERIKA IS A FELLOW IN THE NCSU COHORT
The NCSU Cohort is a Master of School Administration program modeled after NC State’s award-winning and nationally-recognized, Northeast Leadership Academy. A grant from the state of NC through the North Carolina Alliance for School Leadership Development (NCASLD) funds the new NCSU Cohort, including full scholarships for the NCSU Cohort’s Fellows. Once they complete the program, NCSU Cohort Fellows will earn a NC school principal license and a Master of School Administration degree. To learn more about the NCSU Cohort, visit the the program's website by clicking on the button.