Name: Erin Beach
School: Daniels Run Elementary School
How long have you been a teacher? I am starting my 5th year of teaching. I taught two years in 1st grade and am starting my 3rd year in Kindergarten.
What is your favorite lesson of the year? I really enjoy our community helpers unit at the beginning of the year. We discuss how people in our area help us and we have a parade where the students dress up as what they want to be when they get older. It’s interesting to see what their choices are and it’s adorable!
What do you like most about your school? Daniels Run is such a warm and welcoming place to be. From the enthusiasm of the kids, the support of the parents and family of our staff, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else!
Why do you like this grade (best thing about this age of students): Kindergarten is such a great place to be. The kids are so energetic and genuinely excited to be here every day. The way their minds work and the honesty that comes from them daily makes each day is so refreshing and makes it all worth it.
One tip for parents: Support your child as much as you can! Let them know that you care about what they’re doing at school. Be involved… have contact with the teacher, come to lunch, ask them what they’re learning in school. When the parents show the kids they’re just as excited about school, we definitely see a difference here in the classroom.
5 Quick Q&A
Favorite book? I have to admit, I love young adult novels!
College/University attended? Radford University
If you could be another profession, what would it be? Chef (I’m not a wonderful cook but I think it would be super rewarding)
Favorite place to travel? The beach!
Favorite thing to do on weekends? Spend time with family and sleep