Executive Director


Erika Bryant has worked extensively throughout West and Central Africa and in the United States in the field of education and community development. Her career began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa where she served as an English teacher for students in a rural high school.  She subsequently worked as a trainer and manager for Africare, an international development organization that focuses on improving health and education for rural populations throughout Africa.  

In the United States, in addition to her work at the Stokes School, Erika has worked in the field of education policy as an analyst, technical assistance provider, researcher, and writer, for organizations including: OIC of America, the National Youth Employment Coalition, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Finance Project. Ms. Bryant has authored and co-authored several publications that focus on improving outcomes for children and families through health, education and employment. Previously, she served on the board of directors for the DC Special Education Cooperative and the LAYC Career Academy PCS. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Red Sweater Project and as a Mentor for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Student Alumni Mentoring Initiative.”


Ms. Bryant graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Spelman College and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, Planning and Social Policy with a concentration in International Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her special interests include swimming, traveling, gardening, and raising two sons.

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