Degrees and Certifications:
Hello!! I am Erin Neal and am excited to start teaching in the Ozark School District. I am one of the KITES teachers at West Elementary. I cannot wait to meet all the students and families.
Here is some information about me. I live in Nixa with my husband, son, and daughter. My son, Rocco, is starting the fourth grade and my daughter, Zoey, is starting first grade. I have been teaching for 15 years, with 9 being in Gifted Education. I taught at Fair Grove before coming to Ozark. I have a passion for education and learning. I went to MSU for my Elementary Education degree with a minor in mathematics. After a couple years, I obtained my Master's Degree in Currlculum and Instruction from Webster University. As soon as I graduated, I attened Drury University for my Gifted Education Certification. Lastly, I graduated in December of 2017 with an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Webster University. My plan is to begin a Doctorial program in the next couple of years.
My hobbies/ passions are making items from scratch. I sew, knit, bake, and remodel my house during my free time. I truely enjoy learning how to make things and the proudness when it all turns out. Sometimes I have fails, but that only makes me better the next time. When we make mistakes, it strengthens our problem solving/ critical thinking skills.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I cannot wait for the 18-19 school year!