Erica Hines is NCTR’s Chief Program Officer. She joined NCTR in September 2016. In her role, Erica oversees program staff and leads NCTR’s program mission, overseeing a network of nearly 50 residency programs across the country. Prior to joining NCTR, Erica worked in student support and program management with LINK Unlimited Scholars, a scholarship and mentoring organization serving African-American students in Chicago, where she specialized in academic programming, curriculum development, and strategic analysis to improve program design and effectiveness. She previously taught English at the middle and high school level in independent, traditional public, and charter school settings.