Experienced Educational Administrator Eric Becoats

After graduating with honors with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lincoln University in Oxford, Pennsylvania, Eric Becoats matriculated at Johns Hopkins University to earn a master’s degree in finance. Following this, he obtained a doctor of education in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Eric Becoats currently serves as an assistant superintendent with the School District of Philadelphia.

Before accepting this position in July 2015, Eric Becoats served as interim executive director of Distinctive Schools in Chicago, Illinois. For five years he served Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, North Carolina, in several roles: chief of staff, instructional team leader, co-interim superintendent, and chief administrative officer. Becoats has served as an education professor at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and Baltimore City Community College.

He was also the chief planner of strategic planning and student placement with Baltimore City Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the years, Mr. Becoats has been named Superintendent of the Year by the National Alliance of Black School Educators.

Four Objectives of NABSE’s Mission

Eric Becoats, an educator with over two decades experience, has won several major awards during his career. Eric Becoats’ honors including being named the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NASBE) Superintendent of the Year in 2012.

NASBE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the needs of students and educators, specifically people of color. The organization helps professionals network with like-minded educators and implement strategies within their respective schools and communities to motivate and inspire people of color.

Since the organization’s founding in 1970, NASBE has developed clear objectives and goals for the advancement of professionals and students. NASBE’s mission encompasses four key objectives. The first is to facilitate the educational needs of all students, especially African Americans. Second, NASBE strives to develop and maintain a coalition of African American educators.

Third, the organization focuses on identifying African American professionals who will become leaders in education and politics. By supporting future leaders, NASBE can help develop academic policies that will benefit its members. Finally, the organization serves as a forum where ideas between educators and students can be exchanged to improve the overall state of education for students.

To learn more, visit www.nasbe.org.