Assistant Superintendent of the Acceleration Network

Eric J. Becoats, Ed.D.


Eric Becoats is the Assistant Superintendent for the Acceleration Network for The School District of Philadelphia. In this role, Eric  oversees 19 schools; grades K-12  and provides leadership in the area of instructional and operational support to principals.

The Assistant Superintendent for the Acceleration Network provides instructional and operational support to principals through observation, feedback, modeling and in-direct services.  Eric is also responsible for developing and implementing the district’s Acceleration Model including an annual evaluation of progress.  Eric is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Acceleration Scorecard.  In addition, Eric is responsible for developing relationships with community members in support of the schools he serves.

Prior to being named Assistant Superintendent,  Eric served as a Strategic Consultant for Atlantic Research Partners and Distinctive Schools from December 2013 through July 2015.  Eric has served as Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer in Guilford County Schools.  Eric was Superintendent of Schools in Durham County, North Carolina.

Eric is a graduate of  Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Accounting; Johns Hopkins University where he earned a B.S. in Finance, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Eric is the President and CEO of his Foundation that exist to support young men of color in the areas of character, collaboration and commitment (T3CP).

What you value most about learning/growth?

I value the process of growing  and enhancing my skills to better support school leaders, school systems and the students.  My growing allows me to stay grounded in the belief that, “I exist to serve.”