Eric Guckian (pronounced Goo-can) is well known throughout the Triangle. He has 20 years of service in North Carolina, with extensive experience in achieving results in the public and private sectors. He has played a leading role in North Carolina’s quality public school efforts and has steadily risen to occupy leadership roles in all sectors of the education space as a senior advisor to Governor McCrory; Executive Director of Teach for America-North Carolina; and Executive Director of New Leaders in Charlotte. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Alliances for Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) where he led the organization’s fundraising and communications efforts. Guckian began his professional career as an elementary science teacher and Teach for America corps member in the South Bronx. Guckian earned his B.A. in English at Colgate University and a M.A. in Education from Harvard University. He lives with his wife, Lisa and his daughters, Scarlett and Elsa in Durham, NC.