Candace Akers, Executive Director of Education Connection, is passionate about the
education of young minds!
Candace earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering at Prairie View A &
M University. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration from St. Edward’s
University in 2014, in hopes to pair it with her engineering career, while also looking
forward to her future in education. After spending 5 years at Hewlett-Packard, she
entered the education field as a Science Teacher, serving third, fourth, and fifth graders
at Texas Preparatory School. In 2016, she taught seventh grade Pre-Ap Pre-Algebra at
IDEA Montopolis, and the following year, served as a math interventionist for sixth and
seventh grade students.
She spent many years tutoring for Sylvan Learning Center and started her own
education business, Candid Creations Academics.
In 2018, Candace opened a preschool called, LIFE Kidz Academy, where she serves as
director. While serving in the Director role, she earned her Master’s in Curriculum and
Instruction at Liberty University, graduating in 2021.
Candace seeks to earn her doctorate, aspiring to graduate in 2025, in order to continue
making an impact on the lives of little learners. She understands the importance of
ensuring that students secure their foundational skills in order to be successful in their