Elementary - Middle Teacher
Erin has taught students with special needs for the past 10 years with teaching with experience in private and public schools as well as abroad. She has spent 8 years teaching in the private sector working with small groups of students in self-contained classrooms. Before that, she taught ESL in Guangxi and Sichuan provinces in China as well as remedial English at a public middle school in Surry County, North Carolina.
Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a concentration in linguistics, and received her Master of Arts in Special Education through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is currently enrolled in NC State’s Ph.D. program in Educational Research and Policy Analysis.
Erin loves working with children, especially those who are unique and learn in different ways. She has worked with exceptional children in one capacity or another ever since she was a young adult. It is her goal as an educator to help each child reach his or her full potential and find ways that they can best absorb and comprehend needed information as well as express what they know. Taking a differentiated approach to teaching, focusing on the specific needs of each students and the class as a whole is focused upon when developing and implementing lessons using the latest research-based strategies combined with best practices to reach all types of learners. When assessing student achievement, Erin allows students flexibility in application and presentation of student work using assistive technologies and Universal Design for Learning tools when appropriate and needed.
Her philosophy on teaching is this:
All students can learn and be successful; it is our job as educators to show them how learn and how to reach that potential.