Erin McCarthy has been teaching social studies at Greendale Middle School for the past 10 years. She teaches eighth-graders, ranging in age from 13-14. On average, there are 25 students in her class. Erin is the social studies curriculum facilitator, a National Board-Certified Teacher, and the 2020 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Erin is a leader on the school and district equity teams, where she collaborates to help lead professional development.
Erin received her bachelor’s degree in History from Roosevelt University in 1998 and a master's degree in Public History from Loyola University Chicago in 2002. Her hobbies include baking, travel, and museums.
Her inquiry project is entitled, “Transforming Educator Mindset to Embrace Cultural Inclusion” which will amplify educator voice to understand how policy and culture influence teacher mindset shifts related to the successful inclusion of immigrants in Greece. Erin hopes to use the results of her research to facilitate professional learning throughout her district and state to focus educator mindset on the cultural capital and the community assets of minority populations.
Scholarships for US and Greek Citizens
Educational Advising / Study in the USA
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