Hello my name is Eric Banks. I graduated from Florida State University with a master’s degree in Vocation Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 1994. In 2005 I obtained my Educational Leadership Certification from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and became an Adjunct Instructor/Workforce and Economic Development for several years at Tallahassee Community College while continuing to work for Leon County Schools. I have been an educator for twenty-five years and I have always had a passion for working with youth even before I graduated from High School. As we work with our most vulnerable youth we must always remember to meet them where they are academically, behaviorally, emotionally and socially. As the Dean of Student Affairs, I will continue to use my Education and Mental Health background to provide guidance and leadership to all of our “Young Falcons”.