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Erin Gannon National Faculty

Erin Gannon began her teaching career in San Diego, California where she had the opportunity to work with large numbers of English Language Learners and refine her skills educating students with diverse academic needs. She discovered early on that PBL has an incredible power to engage students of all ability levels and learning styles in meaningful work and has run an inquiry and project based classroom ever since.

During her 15 years teaching in California, she worked primarily in charter schools and is proud to be a founding member of Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School in Chula Vista, CA. There, she co-authored the school’s charter document, held various leadership roles, taught in the primary grades, developed community partnerships, and served as a school board member.

Throughout her career she has had many opportunities to train and mentor teachers, developing strong coaching abilities along the way. She worked as a Teacher Leader for the San Diego Science Project where she had the opportunity to work with area teachers and provide professional development in inquiry-based learning, specifically in science and mathematics, as part of the Fleet Inquiry Institute at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. She currently serves on Wake County Public School System’s Teacher Leader Corps. This district initiative partners teachers with experts from Discovery Education in an effort to increase the meaningful use of technology in the classrooms in a teacher-to-teacher training model.

Three years ago, she moved to North Carolina where she currently teaches at a Pre-K-8 STEM academy where the integration of arts and further development of their PBL environment are priorities.