LEADERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Senior Vice President
Managing Director & CEO
Co-Founder & President
National Public Education Support Fund
Director, Social Change Initiatives
Miami Dade College
Director, School Leadership Program
University of Pennsylvania
Foley & Lardner LLP
Attorney & Counselor at Law
The Ezold Law Firm, P.C.
Northern New Jersey
As a Regional Manager, Sharon guides the implementation of CLI’s mission in a variety of Northeastern school districts. Her prior 17 years of experience as a CLI Professional Developer lends direction and depth to her current role, as she cultivates partnerships with school districts, oversees professional developers, and supports project implementation of effective literacy practices. Sharon coordinates with a network of colleagues to ensure that the delivery of trainings, coaching and materials provide educators with instructional practices and resources to empower students as they become powerful readers, writers and thinkers.
With a commitment to impact and sustainability, Sharon contributes to CLI’s vision of transformational instruction, combining efforts of all involved to ensure children become successful, life-long members of the literacy community.
Broward County, FL
Erica is a Regional Manager for CLI’s SDP Project, supporting District Leaders, Supervisors, Coaches, and Teachers in the Philadelphia school district. She believes that literacy is a HUMAN RIGHT, and that our role as literacy educators is to make sure that RIGHT is made equitably available to every child. It is this belief that drives her passion for supporting urban educators to grow in their literacy expertise. Furthermore, she believes that literacy education and social justice are inextricably linked, and therefore literacy educators must approach literacy with an antiracist lens.
Erica received a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2008 and later received a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Research and Evaluation Methods from the University of MO - St. Louis. Before accepting a Literacy Specialist role at CLI, Erica taught various elementary grades in Baltimore and Saint Louis City Schools. One thing she’s learned after working in various districts is that a major key to student growth is building a teacher’s knowledge around content and pedagogy; to equip them with the tools needed to appropriately respond to students’ needs.
Michelle leads the implementation of CLI’s mission and vision in the Philadelphia Metro region. She supports district and charter school administrators, coaches and teachers with successful implementation of effective Pk-5 literacy practices to ensure increased student achievement outcomes.