Erica Webber Jones is the President of the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE). A dynamic scholar, transformative leader and forward-thinking visionary, Jones is committed to building upon MAE’s strong and historic legacy, while advancing its mission to new levels of excellence. Her focus is on strengthening the teaching profession, growing and engaging membership, increasing the organization’s presence, and better equipping educators with skills and resources that will allow them to compete in the globalized 21st century educational setting.
In 2018, Erica was selected by The NEA Foundation to serve as a Global Learning Fellow. As part of the Fellowship, she traveled to South Africa during the summer of 2019. Erica served as the National Education Association Director for Mississippi and State Secretary-Treasurer for MAE. In May 2022, Erica completed the rigorous Cornell University Labor Leadership Institute where she focused on conducting research on engaging early career educators in association work. In addition, she serves as a Praxis Trainer and has helped to place dozens of teachers in Mississippi classrooms.