Teacher for Grades 1 & 2
joined Berkshire Country Day School in 2019
B.A., Liberal Arts – Hampshire College
M.Ed. – Smith College
Erika brings many years of experience to BCD in elementary education. She co-directed the elementary program at Kildonan School in Amenia, NY where she developed cross-curricular projects for art, science, and literature. Her creativity is seen in the phonics-based reading, spelling and writing instruction she uses in the classroom. She is practiced in using the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals. She has created a sentence structure program for students with language-based differences to facilitate learning.