Meet Our Team
Bob Ivory, Director
Bob Ivory is a native Clevelander, born in Lake Village, Arkansas and adopted at age 3. A proud product of the Cleveland Public System and attending Ohio University, Bob served as a Juvenile Correctional Officer for the Ohio Department of Youth Services, established group homes for at risk males licensed by the State of Ohio and developed community-based after school programming and interventions.
Bob served as Community Outreach Coordinator for the Cleveland Regional Office of the Governor under former Governor Ted Strickland before being promoted to Regional Project manager for the Governor's Office for Closing The Achievement Gap in 2007.
In 2011, Bob was appointed a Special Assistant to the County Executive before migrating to San Francisco where he introduced and launched the Students of Promise Closing the Achievement Gap Program within the San Francisco Unified School District. Bob returned to Cleveland in 2014 where he has directed the Students of Promise Program Initiative within 5 inner ring suburban school districts at the middle school and high school level. On top of being A life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, 100 Black Men of Greater Cleveland, AmeriWell Board Member and Executive Team Member of the My Brother's Keepers Alliance of Greater Cleveland, Bob is also a published author and charting smooth jazz recording artist and singer-songwriter.
Erin Mims, MPA, Linkage Coordinator
Cleveland Heights High School
My name is Erin Mims. I have been the Linkage Coordinator at Cleveland heights High School since January of 2015. I completed both of my undergraduate and graduate degrees at Kent State University. I enjoy my work with the Students of Promise and I look forward to the program growing and touching more lives.
Erica Wright, Linkage Coordinator
Bedford High School
Erica Nichole Wright
E. Nichole just might appear on your TV one day. “I love the spontaneity of TV,” the 1999 Firestone VPA High school grad says. “You never can guess what’s going to happen next.”
E. Nichole’s broadcasting career started many years ago as a news reporter for “Kids Voting in the 20th Century,” a local program completed as a student at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts. As one of the first theater students there as well as at Firestone, she appeared in several productions. With these experiences, E. Nichole made the most of her opportunities to appear onstage. Once she even shared the stage with then president Bill Clinton at a Race Forum held at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, which aired nationally on most major networks such as C-Span and CNN.
She has pursued a wide range of professional experiences through internships, her first one working at MTV as a production intern—assisting talent and artists and conducting pre-interviews for a variety of shows. Erica assisted production of the 2002 Video Music Awards, TRL, and several other MTV programs. While in college she also managed to do tour assistance for Def Jam music label, street team promotions for the local radio stations and much more. Erica has served as a production assistant for a film being shot in Cleveland as well as participated as an extra in the movie White Boy Rick.
Erica studied Television, Radio, and Film at The Ohio State University. While a student there, she served as a spokesperson for a TV program called “A Kids Life in the 20th Century” which aired nationally on the NBC station. She transferred schools and graduated in December of 2006 from Middle Tennessee State University, where she was the music entertainment host for Middle Tennessee Television.
Erica’s adventures have allowed her the opportunity to be shown in tons of commercials, fashion shows, calendars, magazine covers, flyers, and other media outlets. She has been featured on Youtube as a beautiful plus model, an amazing host with a demo reel featuring top R&B artists, comedians, and talented entertainers. She starred as the Lead in the hit Youtube series “In Love There’s War”, which has grossed over 300k viewers. She has also been featured hosting a show on youtube for Massachusetts Single Magazine called MSMTV Barhoppers, BostonColor.com, Unveiled, Nubiantv.com, Humormill Magazine, and countless others. Her latest adventures include a radio show called “Memoirs of Love” which focuses on Transparency in love and relationships, and a podcast “Thee Black & White Series” which focuses on race relations. Erica is currently working on a book, and loves giving back through her Mentoring Program called: Beautiful Mirror; which focuses on Self Esteem, Motivation, and Accountability.
E. Nichole gives back by encouraging girls in her “Beautiful Mirror” program which focuses on positive self-esteem and self-empowerment in teenage girls. Erica will also add author to her belt, with the release of her new book in the fall.
Miya Nettis, Linkage Coordinator
Warrensville Heights High School
My name is Miya Nettis and I am the Linkage Coordinator for the Warrensville Heights High Tigers.
I graduated from WHHS in 2001 and went on to the University of Akron to pursue my undergraduate degree in 2006 and earned my Masters in Higher Education Administration.
After graduation I was a longtime substitute teacher at Warrensville Heights and also worked as a Case Manager for Murtis Taylor Human Services.
In 2014 I began my current role as a Linkage Coordinator for Warrensville Heights High School.
"All my kids are my babies."
Nicole Zeigler, Linkage Coordinator
Warrensville Heights Middle School
I am a wife, national championship cheerleading coach, motivational speaker, and actress. As the first in my family to graduate college, I am a graduate of Liberty University where I earned my Masters degree in Human Service Counseling with a focus area of Life Coaching as well as a Bachelors of Arts In Communication with a Radio/TV focus.
I am also a founder of A Delicate Rose, Inc. where I help women get unstuck after facing traumatic experiences.
My zeal and passion for the youth led her to create the Honor Roll Challenge which swept across the nation earning her a feature on Chicago Fox and News Channel 5 Cleveland.
I was featured in the 1st volume of 30 People You Should Meet, which highlighted my non-profit organization, A Delicate Rose, Inc.
I am an avid reader, worshiper and advocate. My life is guided by my three favorite scriptures:
Habakkuk 2:2 (King James Version)
"And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it."
Haggai 2:9 (King James Version)
"The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."
Philippians 3:14 (King James Version)
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."