TFA Graduate Fellows Program

Cohort 3

Shanikqua Erskine

Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction

Greenville, MS


Shanikqua Erskine is originally from Queens, New York. She attended and graduated from the City College of New York for her Bachelors Degree. Shanikqua joined the TFA Mississippi corps in 2014, where she taught at Carver Elementary School in Indianola, MS. Shanikqua is currently working on creating a program that supports teacher growth and supports teachers in creating a sustainable lifestyle while teaching. Shanikqua believes that Leadership can be learned and growth can be earned.

Personal Mission Statement: Shanikqua aims to use her platform to increase leadership capacity of current leaders and teachers, as well as to encourage continued growth for all others.

Fun Fact: Shanikqua enjoys doing new and exciting activities with her 1 and a half year old son, Isaiah.

Harrison Wood