Eric Guckian has been named by Gov. Pat McCrory as his senior education advisor.
Guckian joins the McCrory administration after serving as the regional executive director of New Leaders, a national non profit in Charlotte that works to develop
transformational school leaders and advance school policies that help students learn.
Prior to that, Guckian led Teach for America in North Carolina where he worked with 10 urban and rural school districts when teachers in that program in the state had the highest achievement outcomes in the country.
Guckian has a BA from Colgate and a MA from Harvard. He began his professional career as an elementary science teacher in the and Teach for America corp member in the South Bronx.. He has also taught in public schools in Massachusetts and in North Carolina.
“Education is a top priority of this administration,'' McCrory said. “Eric has the thorough understanding of education that this position needs. His passion for narrowing the achievement gap in public schools will drive North Carolina ahead.''