Eric Rainey joined the SERVE Center as a Program Administrator, DPI in December 2020. Prior to joining SERVE he was the Graduation Coach at Southwest Guilford High School starting in 2007. In this role he helped Southwest reach the highs of a 96% graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year, which led to recognition from the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium as being one of the top schools in the state. Eric also served as the school’s head varsity football coach from 2012-2018, earning Piedmont Triad 4A Conference Coach of the year in 2015-2016.
Eric has over 25 years of experience in the field of education and child care services, serving in varying roles, including: graduation coach, classroom teacher, behavior intervention specialist, and recreation supervisor. Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Walden University, Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices from the International Institute for Restorative Practices, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (minor in Mass Communication) from Towson University. He has been married to Jecobi Rainey for 24 years and together they have two sons, Jaren, 21 and Jaelan, 17.