Arizona Alliance of Black
Ms. Erica Alexander has been an educator for over 20 years. Her experiences include roles as an instructional coach, an adjunct faculty member/faculty associate, principal, and teacher.
In 2016, Erica co-founded Crayon Box Consulting Group, LLC with Dr. Adama Sallu. Ms. Alexander founded Club READ (Reading Experiences Appreciating Diversity), a free summer reading club for students who reside and/or attend school in Chandler. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference and has presented throughout the valley.
Ms. Alexander has been recognized for her community involvement and excellence in education receiving the 2017 Literacy Leadership Award from the Ocotillo East Reading Council; the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Award from Chandler-Gilbert Community College; and the 2015 East Valley NAACP Education Advocacy Award.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she resides with her two teenage children in Chandler.
"Closing achievement gaps is a critical issue. The performance of Blacks is systematically different from that of other racial and ethnic groups. Decreasing gaps in student achievement means that we must increase the learning gains of Blacks."
- National Education Association
"The gap between teachers and students of color continues to grow. Over the past three years, the demographic divide between teachers and students of color has increased by 3 percentage points, and today, students of color make up almost half of the public school population. But teachers of color are just 18 percent of the teaching profession."
- Center for American Progress
"African-American students, particularly males, are far more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their peers. Black students make up 18% of the students in the CRDC sample, but 35% of the students suspended once, and 39% of the students expelled."
- U.S. Department of Education
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators
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AzABSE pledges to continue serving as educational advocates for children who have been poorly served in the past. We further pledge to ensure that African-American and all other diverse students are effectively educated in the present and are accorded priorities for the future. We pledge to lead the way through the creation of a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence.