Eric has two decades of experience building healthy, student-centered classroom cultures. His practice is driven by PBL and the authentic application of 21st century skills. His curriculum development efforts are at the intersection of research-based strategies that close achievement gaps and grow student motivation.
In addition to his work as a high school social studies teacher, Eric has been leading professional development for over ten years in 21st century skills, Project Based Learning, and data driven decision making. His ideas have been funded by Pacific Coast Teacher Innovation Network and he has been an active guest lecturer with credential candidates at Sonoma State University.
A strong advocate for community connections, Eric serves as the CA School Board Representative to the California International Studies Project. With projects at five university sites across the state, the California International Studies Project (CISP) brings together universities, schools, and districts to increase K-12 teacher competence in history and international studies.
Eric has a B.A. in Government and an M.A. in Education from CSU, Sonoma with an emphasis on Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. Eric also holds a CA Administrative Credential.