-Reading Specialist Intern, Pennsylvania, 2009-2010; 5th Grade Teacher and Literacy Support Specialist, Department of Defense Education Activity, 2010-2011; 1st Grade Teacher, Department of Defense Education Activity, 2011-2017; 1st Grade Teacher, Washington, 2017-2019; English tutor, VIPKid, 2019-2021
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Teacher of the Year nominee, Department of Defense Education Activity, SY 2016-2017
BS in Elementary Education, Penn State University, 2008; Graduate coursework in Reading Education, University of Pittsburgh, 2009- 2010; Master of Math Education K-6, Western Governors University, 2016
My name is Erika, and I love to make learning fun for students! I spent 7 years at my dream job teaching first grade on a US military base in Japan. I met my husband when he was stationed in Japan with the Navy, and his job takes us all over the place! I taught first grade for two years when we moved to Washington; now, I'm fortunate to stay home with our two beautiful girls. I love that Teachers Pay Teachers allows me to stay connected to the profession I love while I'm temporarily away from the classroom.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community