Director of Research
Tennessee State Board of Education
Erika Leicht is the director of research at the Tennessee State Board of Education, the governing and policy making body for Tennessee’s pre-K-12 public education system. Prior to joining the State Board staff in 2019, Erika worked as a project manager at the Tennessee Department of Education for two years. Erika holds a B.A. and M.P.P. from Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public policy and administration at Tennessee State University.