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ABOUT EMILY follow on Twitter @emilybetz

Emily Erickson-Betz, Ed.D. began her career as a high school French and English teacher. Over the course of her career, Emily has worked in school settings serving students in preschool through twelfth grade. She has held the following positions: High School French Teacher, High School English Teacher, Foreign Language Department Chair, Principal, and District Curriculum Director.


Emily has worked in urban, suburban, and rural schools and has experience working with financially and ethnically diverse school districts. Emily's areas of expertise include Curriculum and Instruction, Standards-Alignment, Balanced Assessment Frameworks, Analysis of Learning Systems and Proficiency Targets, Literacy Development, Language Acquisition, and Curricula for Social Justice. Emily has presented at several conferences during her career.


Emily has a desire to keep learning and has sought out and participated in professional learning opportunities worldwide in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and social justice. In 2014 and 2016, Emily applied for and was selected to attend intensive educator academies at the Auschwitz Education center in Poland. These two academies addressed worldwide social justice philosophies in curriculum alongside intensive history studies in areas of genocide, women's rights, children's rights, and politics in actuality across the globe.


Emily earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Curriculum Leadership from Northern Illinois University in 2018. She holds an Illinois Professional Educator License with both general administrative and superintendent endorsements.

Emily is a wife, a mother of two, and an advocate for quality education across school settings.


Every child and every community deserves high-quality services, access to capacity-building opportunities, and a first-class education.

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