Erika was born and raised in Kissimmee and is a product of Osceola County public schools. She went on to graduate from the University of Florida in 2000 obtaining two Bachelor’s Degrees. In 2006 she received a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and completed the Education Leadership program at Stetson University. She lives in St. Cloud with her husband of 19 years, Ricky, and their 3 children – Nellie (17), Natalie (16), and Thomas (11). The Booth Family are members of the Kissimmee Christian Church.
During Mrs. Booth’s career in education, she has worked at 6 different schools, 5 of which she helped open in their first year. “Having the rare opportunity to open 5 new schools gives me a unique perspective of the challenges district leadership, school staff, and the parents and students face as you build a new school community. As our county grows my knowledge and experience helping to develop a successful collaborative school culture will play an important role in our School District’s continued improvement,” Booth explains.
Erika also spent time working for a local not-for-profit, Community Vision, as project manager for the Youth Leadership Osceola and Project OPEN programs, serving at-risk youth and adults in the community. She also served as the Business Partners in Education Specialist for the Osceola School District engaging local businesses in volunteerism.