About the Director

Socratics mug 2014

Erik Gleibermann is a San Francisco youth educator and international journalist. He taught in Bay Area public schools for 15 years before launching Socratics Mentoring in 2005 to support and inspire young students and writers.

He has published investigative reporting, cultural criticism, memoir and poetry in The AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angles Review of Books, The Guardian, World Literature Today, Tikkun, Colorlines, The Black Scholar and numerous education and literary journals. He has been affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education and is a 2021 international U.S. Fulbright Specialist.

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Erik has lived in San Francisco since graduating from Yale University in 1985.