Erin Thesing is thrilled to join the Maury community as a fifth grade teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. She is passionate about creating authentic learning experiences that engage children in creating and advocating both in the classroom and in their communities. As a Fund for Teachers Fellow, Ms. Thesing traveled to Kenya and Tanzania, staying with Maasai families to conduct research to develop a project-based social studies curriculum through which her students cooked, built shelters, and made clothing.
Ms. Thesing is dedicated to growing her practice as a reading and writing workshop teacher and has spent two summers at the Reading and Writing Institutes at Teachers College at Columbia University. She has her M.S. Ed in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Thesing has taught Kindergarten through Grade 2 in schools in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., where she also coached Girls on the Run and led hiking and canoeing trips with her students.
When she’s not at school, you can find Ms. Thesing running, reading, and cooking. As someone who calls New Hampshire home, she tries to find a way to hike most weekends, and is often plotting her next trip to a country where she can stumble through ordering ice cream and negotiating taxi fares in French.