Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas is the Founder & Owner of EJT Consulting LLC, an education consulting business focused on providing school leaders with quality learning experiences and Get LaunchED Consulting™️, a business development program on a mission to shift the power dynamics in education and disrupt the racial wealth gap by providing high-performing educators from marginalized backgrounds with the tools to grow a six-figure education consulting business.
As a product of public schools, it was the equity leadership of her teachers that inspired her to follow in their footsteps. Erica’s career in education began as a Teach For America Corps member teaching high school math in Charlotte, North Carolina. Inspired to create change at a broader scale, she worked as an instructional coach for Teach For America.
Believing in the power of building strong leadership, Erica went on to join the 11th cohort of New Leaders, a principal preparation program focused on developing school leaders for turnaround settings. After completing a principal residency, she served as an assistant principal and middle school principal in Charlotte, North Carolina. Under her leadership as principal, she implemented equitable practices such as restorative practices, school-wide implementation of the International Baccalaureate program, and an extended day high school credit program that increased high school credit options. Consequently, her school grew to be ranked #2 out of 43 middle schools in the district for their growth in English language arts and #3 in the district for their growth in science.
In May 2021, Erica graduated with her doctorate in education leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Erica focused her doctoral studies on education entrepreneurship, racial equity leadership, and system-level strategy that empowers school principals to effectively lead schools our students deserve.
Erica is a native of Columbus, Ohio and proud alumna of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s in Textiles and Clothing. She holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership from Relay Graduate School of Education.