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Erin Barksdale Erin Barksdale

Current Position: High School Director

Previous Position: Assistant Principal, Ranson IB Middle School 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, Spelman College; Master of Educational Leadership, Columbia University, Teacher's College 

Favorite Quote: "To whom much is given, much is required." 

Contact: ebarksdale@uplifteducation.org  
 

Sharon Duplantier

Sharon Duplantier

Current Position: High School Director

 
Education: Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies, Howard University; Master of Education, Howard University

Favorite Quote: "Promise me you will always remember- you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."- Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh
 
 

weathers Suzanne Weathers

Current Position: Primary School Director

Education: Adelphi Univerity (New York),Bachelor's Degree in Sociology; Southern Methodist University, Masters of Education with a Specialization in Urban Leadership

Favorite Quote: "Mediocrity is not an option, only excellence will do"

Contact: sweathers@uplifteducation.org
 

 

wiggins Pairsh Wiggins

Current Position: Operations Manager

Education: University of Texas, Austin – BA in Studio Art

Favorite Quote: “Others have seen what is and asked ‘why?’  I have seen what could be and asked ‘why not?’” – Pablo Picasso

Contact: pwiggins@uplifteducation.org