Hello! My name is Erin Schmitz, and I am excited to be the 3-5 CCB teacher this year. It is going to be a great year full of growth and learning! I'd like to start the year by telling you a little bit about myself.
I grew up moving around the United States, and even to the other side of the world! Every time my family moved, though, we came back to Arizona. I consider the Valley of the Sun to be my true home. I am a graduate of Arizona State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Design. Before joining the Kyrene team I was a pre-k teacher in another Arizona disctrict. I've also had opportunities to support early childhood teachers throughout the Valley as an Early Childhood Coach, to teach adult ESL students, and to tutor children in grades K-12.
When I'm not teaching, I love to spend time with my family. I have three wonderful children. My oldest daughter, Abby, is 15 and a freshman in high school. My son, Ian, is 13, and in 7th grade. My youngest daughter, Lizzie, is 9 and is starting the 4th grade at Esperanze this year. As a family we love to play board games, camp, and get outside as often as possible. I am also an avid reader. My favorite book series of all time is Harry Potter, but I'm happy reading just about anything!
I am looking forward to guiding your children as we move through the school year together. Please do not hesitate to email or call. We are in team in helping your child succeed!