Mr name is Erik Heller, and I teach math, science and social studies within the fourth grade LCE center.
Before we discuss academics I would like to share a little bit about myself.
I am originally from Buffalo, NY. I move south in time for high school, and I attended Tennessee High (Hey, at least its maroon! I have transitioned well, rooting for Dobyns-Bennett!) I attended Middle Tennessee State University for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees, studying Exercise Science, and Curriculum and Instruction for elementary education.
Beyond my academic history, I am an avid reader. I love being able to discuss a quality reading book with students, and I take their suggestions often! My favorite book is The Great Gatsby, and I am sure you have heard from your son or daughter about my dachshund, Gatsby. Outside reading I love to be outside, riding a bike, hiking, kayaking, or just sitting under the stars. I do my best to promote being outside to students, and one of the highlights of my year always is the 5th grade trip to Mountain Trail that I help with, seeing students experience nature in a way many of them never have!
This is currently my third year teaching at Washington. I love coming into school every morning and seeing the bright, smiling faces of our nation's future. Helping these students achieve the work ethic to be able to succeed beyond the classroom is my goal.