Eric Kirkman, Ed.D., is an assistant professor and director of The Kilby Laboratory School and Child Development Center located at the University of North Alabama. Kirkman’s professional experience spans 23 years, as a choral and band director; career tech director; and vice principal and principal at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Under his leadership, his schools and programs have earned distinctions such as the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence, the International Laboratory School of the Year, and the CLAS School of Distinction Award. Kirkman serves on several boards, including the International Association of Laboratory Schools, the Shoals Symphony, Safeplace, and the Children Museum of the Shoals. He is also president of the Alabama Association of Elementary School Administrators, District 1, and the International Association of Laboratory Schools. Kirkman is the husband of Tera Kirkman, E.D., and they have two sons, Jalen and Justin.