PTO Spotlight with 2S Second Grade Teacher Erica Sullivan!


img_0279PTO Spotlight with 2S Second Grade Teacher Erica Sullivan! Q: How long have you been at Driscoll?  Tell us what you did before coming to Driscoll.A: I began working at Driscoll in 2008 when I was a senior at Wheelock College. I was a classroom assistant in Barry and Marybeth's Pre-K class for a few years while getting my Master's Degree in Elementary and Special Education. After that I spent a year at Lincoln School as a maternity leave sub in Kindergarten and then in the Adaptive Learning Center before returning to Driscoll to teach first and second grade. This will be my sixth year teaching grades 1/2 at Driscoll, and I can't imagine being anywhere else.Q: Tell us how you decided to become a teacher.A: I grew up with three younger brothers, so really I was a teacher right from the start. I can clearly remember being five years old and confidently declaring to my kindergarten friends that I would be a teacher when I grew up (well, either that or an actress...).  Teaching young children has always been my goal and my passion.Q: What is your favorite part of the teaching day?  What is most important to you as you spend your days with children?A: There are so many favorites, but I think I love morning meeting the most. We get to start the day greeting each other, sharing stories, asking questions, and doing silly activities to help bring us together as a community. This community building sets the stage for the challenging work we do throughout the day. It allows kids a safe space to take risks, make mistakes, and build a growth mindset.Q: Fun Fact! What's something we should know about you that we don't?A: Several years ago I was watching a lot of those cake decorating shows on TV and decided that I could do that! I've made some pretty cool cakes since then with fondant and everything. Last year for my son's first birthday I made a Superman cake, and I'm planning on making some kind of "Things That Go" cake for his second birthday.