Erik Cork: Hardest Working Man in Education

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(Last Updated On: September 2, 2015)

Houston Educator Erik Cork  Photo Credit: LV Davis of Pics by LV

Houston’s Best Kept Secret

It is early dawn when Erik Cork pulls into the parking lot of a local school, unloads his gear and prepares to turn up the volume on a one-of-a-kind learning experience.

For the past 25 years, the nationally recognized writing consultant has sharpened the writing skills of elementary to college-age students across the country, earning the reputation as the “Hardest Working Man in Education.”

“I consider it as a badge of honor when parents and educators recognize and respect the extra effort I pour into being a good steward over the amazing opportunities I am given to teach and inspire others,” said Cork. The Indiana-born native has introduced his Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation workshop to over 250,000 students in over 200 universities and school districts nationwide in what has come to be called Cork’s Coast-to-Coast Classroom.

The traveling educator has driven his faithful Chrysler mini-van over the last few years more than 160,000 miles (without one breakdown), which is a distance that equates to driving around the circumference of planet earth more than six times. He would make the perfect…

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Erik Cork: Hardest Working Man in Education