Dr. Erik Youngman

Educator Leader Author Speaker Consultant

Mission Statement: Model and empower kindness, empathy, gratitude, and continuous learning with a growth mindset.

Dr. Erik Youngman is an education leader who is passionate about topics such as homework, growth mindset, grading, and leadership. Published books he has written include, "The Magic of Growth Mindset," and "12 Characteristics of Deliberate Homework," as well as a chapter for, "100 No-Nonsense Things That All Teachers Should Stop Doing." Erik has also written numerous blogs about growth mindset and grading.


This is his twenty-first year in educational leadership. Erik is the Assistant Superintendent for Libertyville District 70 in Libertyville, Illinois. Previous education experiences include being a principal in Libertyville as well as an assistant principal and teacher in Gurnee, Illinois.


Erik earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Education Specialist Degree, and Master of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College. Please follow and contact Erik via Twitter: @Erik_Youngman.