Technical Assistance Support
Eric Duncan provides technical assistance support to MACC@WestEd. He is a State Policy Advisor at WestEd where he uses his policy experience to support WestEd’s federal and state policy strategy and to help build and strengthen key relationships at the state level. He also works with the MACC@WestEd to provide TA to states and districts on school improvement, turnaround implementation under ESSA plans, and increasing the racial diversity and cultural responsiveness of educator workforces.
Prior to joining WestEd, Eric most recently worked as a Senior Program Associate at CCSSO, where he supported state efforts to diversify the teaching workforce and ensure that teachers are culturally responsive in practice through the Diverse and Learner-Ready Teachers Initiative. He also worked as the Director of District Initiatives at the National Council on Teacher Quality, where he supported the development of a student teaching project with three large school districts across the country. Before that, Eric worked at the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Secretary as a LEE [Leadership for Educational Equity] Public Policy Fellow. He was a member of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force and led the Department’s work on teacher diversity. Eric started his career in Atlanta as a High School Social Studies teacher and as a charter school teacher in DC.
He received his undergraduate degree at Emory University and has a JD degree from Wake Forest University