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Dr. Ericka Caldwell-Clinch

Ericka Caldwell-Clinch is a Miami native, a product of Miami Dade County Schools (MDCPS), an academician, an administrator, a Thespian, a community advocate, but more importantly a child of God who knows that He has guided and blessed her abundantly every step of the way.  Hence, she is a Christian, wife and mother, a minister, an author, a visionary, and a willing vessel.

She was born and reared in South Miami, is a graduate of Coral Gables Senior High School’s International Baccalaureate Program and Florida State University’s School of Theatre where she  received her undergraduate degree in drama. She earned her graduate degree in T.E.S.O.L. with further studies in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is a graduate of the Jacksonville Theological Seminary (Jacksonville, FL) with a Doctorate in Ministry. She is a Principal with the Miami Dade County Public Schools, having worked through the ranks with other varied accomplishments.

Though Ericka’s dreams and aspirations consisted of her being on the stage in California as an actress —-God had other plans for her. Little did she know she was headed to another stage that would take her into the classroom to teach and touch the dramatic spirits of children. She fell in love with teaching and transformed her love for the stage to the classroom. To further prepare herself, she earned her master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in T.E.S.O.L (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) that would prepare her for a mentor principal who noted leadership abilities in her.

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Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!

Luke 1:45


Mrs. Caldwell-Clinch is a Principal within MDCPS, currently assigned at South Dade Technical College. Wherever she was assigned she left an indelible footprint on the hearts of the students and colleagues and parents she touched on a daily basis. Later in life she realized there was another calling on her life, that of the ministry. She went on to equip herself with a doctorate degree in Ministry from the Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Bold and committed, she is spiritually guided.  She listens and can get into the deepest mindsets of people, and the outcome is usually what thus said the Lord. She can and will bring one back to the reality that He lives within their souls.  A member of Transformation Church under the pastoral leadership of the Pastor Xavier L. Jones, Dr. Caldwell-Clinch serves on the ministerial staff there and serves in whatever capacity necessary. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Coconut Grove Negro Women's Club, Inc.

Ericka believes in giving back and does countless volunteerism where and when possible. 
Among the many gifts God has blessed her with are the gifts of being a wife to Stacy M. Clinch and a mother to Sanaya Janae and Joshua James. Much awaits the emergence of this preacher, teacher, actor, director, entrepreneur, Christian writer, and much more. She launched her first book in May 2018 and her second book will be released September 2023. Her mission is to simply wait on the Lord and touch lives as He has touched hers.

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