Eric Scroggins is responsible for ensuring Teach For America fulfills its potential as a force for change by building an ever-expanding and increasingly diverse movement of leaders in the private and public sectors committed to educational excellence and opportunity for all children.
Eric joined their staff as a program director supporting new teachers in New York City after teaching eighth grade science in the Bronx as a 2001 corps member, where he led his students to outperform high school students on the New York State Regents examination. He then served as the executive director of the St. Louis region, before going on to lead the Bay Area region.
As executive director in the Bay Area, he oversaw a 180% increase in the regional corps size in three years and grew funding from $2 million to over $8 million. Most recently, as the executive vice president of Growth, Development, and Partnerships, Eric opened 16 new sites and grown regional revenue from $82 million in 2008 to $228 million in 2012, fueling a 67% increase in the national total corps size to over 10,000 corps members teaching across 46 regions. Eric recently returned to the Bay Area to lead the region as the executive director.
Eric graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis.