Name: Mrs. Erin SullivanGrade/Homeroom: 5DRoom Number: 20 (red door)Building Phone: 412-635-4101Extension:I proudly teach the following classes:* ELA (English Language Arts)* math* social studies* scienceTEACHING BACKGROUND"We're from McKnight, and we're feeling alright!" This year (2018-2019) marks my twelfth year as an educator with the North Allegheny School District. Aside from teaching fifth grade for nine years, I have taught fourth grade, kindergarten, and 6th grade (Ingomar Middle) English/reading. Above all, Fifth grade has become my home, and I absolutely, positively LOVE being a fifth grade teacher!EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
- B.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology - University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHYFrom the perspective of both teacher and mom, I strongly believe it is my role to encourage your child each and every day to become self aware of his/her own personal strengths using a growth mindset model; aim for "I haven't got it...yet" instead of "I can't." It is my role to provide a both a structured and nurturing environment full of challenges and high expectations where there is a comfort level provided to take risks as a learner; understanding that there is not a need to be "perfect;" simply a need to try his/her best every day when stepping foot into McKnight Elementary and into the outside world itself. As a mother, the one thing I wish fervently for my daughter is to know how to seek out answers to questions, consistently be curious, kind, empathetic, and respectful - all while finding herself and understanding that hard work and determination are the building blocks of life. We may stumble, and we may fall; it's how we pick ourselves back up, learn/apply, and move on.
- Master of Arts in Teaching - University of Pittsburgh, Main Campus
All gains are not possible without consistent, positive home-school communication. It is important that we work as a team to encourage your child to approach learning and social relationships positively and successfully. When we work as a TEAM, great things can and will happen.
Last Modified on October 1, 2018