Erin Swanson

Director Of Innovation
Edgecombe County Public Schools

Erin Swanson is Director of Innovation for Edgecombe County Public Schools. She supports school and district leaders in their efforts to reimagine school, so all scholars are prepared to design their own futures, navigate change, and make a difference in the world. Prior to assuming this role, she served as the founding principal of Martin Millennium Academy, Edgecombe County’s first K-8 global school with a leadership focus.

She received a Master of School Administration degree as part of North Carolina State University’s Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA). Before joining NELA, Swanson was a member of the Teach For America - Eastern North Carolina staff for six years, serving as Executive Director, Senior Program Director, and Program Director. Swanson initially joined the Teach For America corps in 2002 and taught English in Warrenton, NC, after graduating from Wake Forest University in 2001.
She is married to Daniel Riley, a leadership coach, and they have two young daughters.

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