Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of English Secondary Education
Welcome! My name is Ms. Gerik, and I teach Cambridge English 9, on-level English 9, and REACH English 9 at Amphi. I am thrilled to be at Amphitheater High School. You can find me in room 105 on campus.
Defining Moment in Education: Junior year of high school, I had an amazing English teacher named Mr. Crisp. He was the first teacher that made a genuine effort to connect to his students on their level and engage them in an interesting way in the classroom. The second would be my former Culinary Teacher, Chef Weih. He has since retired, but the amount of drive and passion that he had for his students was phenomenal. Without these two amazing people in my school career, I would not be here. They allowed me to see my own potential and pushed me to want to show other students the way.
Core Educational Belief: Every student, if given the opportunity, has the ability to learn and grow.
Prior Experience: I taught senior English and IBMYP English 10 at East Mecklenburg High School in CMS. Then, I moved to Tucson and started teaching at Amphi. This is my fifth year at Amphi High School.