Grade Level Head/Middle School Math, Science and History Teacher

  • From: Valencia, California
  • Years of Teaching Experience: 13
  • Years at FMS: 5+
  • Degrees: M.Ed. in special education from Vanderbilt University; M.S. in school counseling from University of LaVerne
  • Qualifications: Teacher Trainer for Thinking Maps and Write… From the Beginning
  • Montessori Certifications: Audited lower elementary training
  • Thing about teaching: Learning from every child, every year; experiencing continual growth as an educator.
  • Thing about Montessori: “A-ha!” moments from experiential learning.
  • Hobbies: Writing children’s books; spending time with son Nathan.
  • Quote: There’s never a wrong time to do the right thing.
  • Subject: To learn, math. To teach, science.
  • What are you looking forward to this year? PALI camp in March!
  • What inspires you? My students and their thirst for new knowledge.
  • Who is your mentor? Leanne, for her continual faith in me and guidance towards my goals.

“I loved having Ms. Erica as a teacher because her creativity, enthusiasm, and organization made it so easy to understand difficult concepts and learn a lot of interesting new material.”

Emily Weddellformer student

I like Ms. Erica because she helps us understand things by giving us hands-on activities and makes everything fun to learn with her positive attitude.

Helena Ward current student