My name is Erica Jordan. I will be one of the new 1st grade teachers this year. I originally came from Thailand. I received a bachelor's degree (English/Psychology) and a master's degree (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) from Payap University, Thailand. Recently, I earned an MAT degree (Elementary Education, K-6) from UNC at Chapel Hill. Before moving to the U.S., I taught English Language to non-native speaking students at a Thai private university for almost 5 years. Then, I relocated to Germany where I was a substitute teacher at an International School for a couple of years. I worked as an assistant teacher at a NC pre-K program for almost a year here in Clayton. Also, I recently completed my student teaching residency in the Wake County Public School System. Besides teaching, I enjoy reading, painting, hiking, and camping. My husband and I have three amazing children and one cute dog. I am very excited about joining the 1st Grade Dream Team at River Dell!