Mrs. Erica Tanks--Assistant Principal
    Mrs. Erica Tanks
    Assistant Principal
    Oxmoor Valley Elementary School 

    It gives me great pleasure to serve as the assistant principal of Oxmoor Valley Elementary School. I bring to the school more than 20 years of experience as an elementary teacher, instructional leader, and curriculum coach. My foundation in education began at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama, where I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in elementary education. I continued my education by pursuing a master’s degree in Elementary Education and one in Educational Leadership at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, I have earned my EdS. in Leadership. I plan to continue my studies in education to support all learners.

    As assistant principal, I have three main goals:

    • To support the mission and vision of Oxmoor Valley Elementary School
    • To encourage and engage in meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders
    • To develop each child into an effective leader

    Also, I have a wonderful family who supports me in pursuing my ambitions in the educational field. I am married and have two beautiful children. I have always valued family because without parents/guardians my job would not exist, so I can produce a well rounded child for society. As an instructional leader, I will continue to develop the gifts and talents of the students.The greatest measure of our success is to develop the child and help them be a positive asset to the community.