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#FacesOfSD: Meet Ann Marie Errickson, Fourth Grade Teacher

Ann Marie Errickson

Annie Errickson always takes classroom experiences to the next level. Representing San Domenico at the 2019 National Association of Independent Schools Conference, she delivered a compelling presentation about bringing joy into the classroom, and that she does! Annie joined our Lower School team as a Fourth Grade homeroom teacher, and serves as LS Tech Lead. Originally from the east coast, Annie has teaching experience in Kindergarten, First, Fourth, and Fifth Grades. Prior to San Domenico she taught in Oakland, as well as New Jersey. She earned her B.A. from Caldwell University where she double majored in Elementary Education and Social Studies. Annie went on to obtain her clear California credential from UCLA. She was awarded KRON 4's Bay Area Teacher of the Week in 2015! Annie is passionate about instilling a love of reading in her students, and provides differentiated instruction to meet the needs of every student in her class. She integrates technology in innovative ways that provide the ideal learning experience for each student. Annie is an advocate for always keeping the whole child in mind. Her class can often been seen taking mindful moments, or reflecting on their day with a growth mindset. Outside of school Annie enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and Siberian husky. She also loves skiing, and traveling with family.

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is the supportive partnership between families and staff."

Hometown:

Toms River, NJ

Why did you choose to work at SD?

I chose to work at San Domenico because from the day I came on my interview I felt welcomed. Many smiling faces helped me find the LS office when I was lost and wandering. I love that a big part of this strong community is the emphasis on service learning and giving back. I work with such compassionate teachers and incredibly kind students and it keeps getting better!

What is your favorite annual event at SD?

The SD food drive.

What activities do you participate in at SD?

Attending sports games, recitals, and admissions events.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I played NCAA softball in college.

What makes a “good day” at school?

In fourth grade, we transform the classroom into new themed spaces throughout the year. This sparks joy and makes for an awesome day. Recently we darkened the classroom and read with flashlights inside of forts to celebrate reading stamina.

What is a favorite place in the world?

Uluwatu, Bali.

When do you feel joyful?

When I see my students light up when they really enjoy a topic or assignment and getting to surprise them with classroom transformations.

What is your ideal weekend?

Going on a hike or to the beach with my Siberian Husky Hannah.

What are your “trapped on a desert island” books or movies?

The Harry Potter Series.

What academic accomplishments have filled you with pride?

As a teacher, I am always eager to learn more and am always happy to share what I do in my classroom. I felt pride when speaking about San Domenico when presenting at the National Association of Independent School Annual Conference on joy in an inclusive classroom.

Anything else you would like people to know about you?

I have two rescue bunnies.