About This Project

Eyka Stephens

Eyka Stephens, Ed.D.

Senior Director of Learning and Development


As a former teacher and reading specialist in Miami-Dade Public Schools, Eyka has seen firsthand the transformative potential of excellent teaching. Educators who work with Eyka respond to her passion for improving teaching and find in her an advisor who knows not only what exceptional teaching looks like but also how to teach the specific steps required to make it happen.
A veteran of urban education, Eyka brings more than 15 years’ experience working in underserved communities. She has also served as a district-wide curriculum specialist and worked on a national level administering professional development programs for the National Urban Alliance. Eyka holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Nova University.


Click here to read Eyka’s thoughts on teaching students to track the speaker and here to read her reflections on ways to set up your classroom so that student voice and success are celebrated, even when the room is empty! Eyka also collaborated on this article in the September 2018 edition of ASCD Express around how teachers can maximize their time by making small, intentional changes to the interactions they have with students on a day-to-day basis. Eyka also recently wrote about three ways that teachers can use classroom libraries to build life-altering relationships with students.

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