A PEEK INTO THE LIFE OF
Erika Sugarmon is a native of Memphis and a product of the Memphis City Schools and the University of Memphis. She is the daughter of the ;ate. Judge Russell B. Sugarmon, and Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis. and she has three siblings, Judge Tarik Sugarmon, Elena Williams, and Monique Sugarmon. Sugarmon is the mother of three children, James G. Echols, II, Eric Zachary McClure, and Selena Bella-Beautine McClure and three grandchildren.
Sugarmon was taught the value of an education and the importance of giving back to the community at an early age. These values were built on a foundation of spirituality, humility, morality, and a strong work-ethic. Sugarmon's credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a major in Finance, a Master’s in Public Administration, and a Master’s in Arts and Teaching.
Sugarmon’s professional experience includes working for Shelby County Criminal Court as the Deputy Director of Finance for several years and for Memphis/Shelby County Schools as a teacher for twenty years.