Erin’s passion for learning and education began early in life and by third grade, she knew she was going to be a teacher, and 18 years ago she began her career as a Special education teacher. Erin has served in many roles in her career including a resource room teacher, behavior classroom teacher, general educator and homebound instructor before transitioning into a district-level behavioral interventionist role. It was during this time that Erin completed a Specialist in School Psychology program through Texas A&M University- Commerce and became a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). When time came for change, Erin relocated to Redmond, OR, where she served as the Behavior Specialist for the Redmond School District. Erin is now a Culture of Care Coach with the High Desert ESD where the CARE coach team supports Central Oregon schools in shifting systems to reflect the collective wisdom of trauma sensitivity, equity, and relationship-focused practices including Restorative Justice. Erin’s passionate focus is in supporting teachers to learn new ways in which to interact with students of diverse needs, classroom management and safety practices, and inclusivity.
When not at work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, binging true crime podcasts, and refining her Chicken-whispering skills. While a native Hoosier, she considers Central Oregon her forever home and hopes to continue to help the community grow and care for all our residents.