Hello, my name is Erika Strahan. I teach Kindergarten here at Merritt Elementary. I went to college at the University of North Dakota (Go Sioux), where I studied Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I did my student teaching at Merritt Elementary and I knew from the moment I started my journey here, that Merritt was where I wanted a classroom of my own.
I graduated college and got my first teaching job in 1st Grade out of town. I loved it there but I couldn’t pass up the chance to make my way back to MIB, so back I came. I taught Third Grade for four years here before a lower elementary spot opened up. I am so happy to have now landed my dream job in Kindergarten.
I love my job as a teacher. I get to spend my days, interacting with the most amazing kids. Even though I am the teacher, my students are constantly teaching me a thing or two about life and a bit about technology. I am very passionate about creating the best learning environment for my students and I try to achieve that with all of my flexible seating options and positive energy. I am always up for new ideas and changing things around to meet the needs of different classes.
Phone: 218.735.8271 ext. 1062