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Erin Brandvold National Faculty

After earning a B.A. in History and Master in Teaching from Seattle University. Erin has been teaching World History for 11 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a founding staff member at Impact Academy of Arts and Technology, an Envision School, she has worked hard to build a strong culture of collaboration, equity, PBL, and college-readiness portfolios. Working with largely first generation college-bound students, Erin is passionate about innovative educational practices supporting all learners, challenging the achievement gap, and fostering a love of learning within her students.

Erin is a National Board Certified Teacher in Social Studies and also works as a support provider at Stanford University’s National Board Resource Center. Erin was the 2015 winner of the Morris Weiss Award for Outstanding Work in Holocaust Education and has been featured on edutopia.org for her work on high-quality assessment. While teaching World History full-time, she also works as an instructional coach and grade-level lead teacher. Erin is constantly working to improve her practice and finds that working with fellow educators is one of the best, most exciting ways to become a better teacher herself.