Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Erick Deshaun Dorris, Member

Erick_Deshaun_DorrisErick Deshaun Dorris was appointed to the Board of School Inspectors in 2017 and lives on the east side of Joliet. Erick attended Eisenhower Academy, and is a graduate of Washington Junior High School and Joliet Central High School.  He is the Co-Founder and Administrator for United In Excellence, a community program that works with high schools in Joliet and Baltimore, Maryland. Erick works as consultant for performing arts and education organizations throughout the Chicagoland area, and is also a Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Erick is a member of the Greater Joliet Alliance for Youth (JAY), Ingenuity, Inc., and the NAACP – Joliet Branch #3018. Erick earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Millikin University and a Master’s of Performing Arts Administration from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. 

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