Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Dr. Erick Witherspoon is an educator, professor and motivational speaker with a career in education that spans the spectrum: classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and adjunct professor in Southern California. He has held many local, state and national offices in the National Alliance of Black School Educators, serves on the California Staff Development Council and has received many awards for his work in education.

Erick received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Kansas Newman University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Wichita State University and a Doctoral Degree in Leadership for Educational Justice from the University of Redlands.

Erick enjoys playing golf with his young son, hiking and traveling to Europe and Asia with his wife. He’s visited 35 of the 50 states and is working his way to traveling all 50. During (rare) free time, Erick enjoys reading history novels and writing chapters for his upcoming leadership book.