Welcome to 4ES!
My name is Erica Smith and I teach 4th grade Humanities (reading and language arts) at Sunrise! This year will be my 10th year teaching and my fourth year teaching 4th grade in the Anoka-Hennepin School District!
I grew up in Shoreview, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota for both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. After graduating I moved to Altoona, Iowa where I taught 5th grade for six years. I met my husband in Iowa and was thrilled when we moved back to Minnesota. My husband and I live in Coon Rapids with our 7 month old daughter, Brinley. In my free time I love to read, run, go to the lake, and be with my family and our dog, Haddie.
Shana McNamara and I will be teaching partners! Your student will learn math and science from Mrs. McNamara. I will be teaching reading comprehension, fluency, and writing skills. Mrs. McNamara and I collaborate daily to ensure we are supporting our students in the best possible ways, both in person and in distance learning. We are excited for this unique year of 4th grade at Sunrise Elementary! Thank you for supporting your student's education!