Erin Teater grew up in the great state of Texas. She spent her formative years in Dallas, went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, and then moved to Houston to teach 6th grade reading with the 2008 corps. While at UT, she dabbled in a variety of interests, from politics to tornado chasing, but discovered a true passion in community service, particularly with kids and schools. Teach For America allowed her to put her passion into practice, and it has become her life’s work. After the corps, Erin worked on Teach For America • Houston’s program team. She is now entering her second year with Teach For America • Chicago as a director of teacher leadership development supporting high school English teachers. Erin loves to run along Lake Michigan, but avoids getting in the water due to a crippling fish phobia.
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