Erin Stiling Sloan
Fellowship Placement: Boston Public Schools
Education: M.Ed., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Current Position: Reading Specialist, Uncommon Schools Boston, Roxbury Prep Lucy Stone Campus
Erin Stiling joined the Education Pioneers Boston cohort in the summer of 2008. Erin spent the summer with Boston Public Schools' New Teacher Support System, working to coordinate the New Teacher Institute, a 3-day conference for over 300 new Boston Public School teachers. She also developed a guide for Boston principals to use when implementing school-based induction programs for their new teachers and researched multiple pathways for early-career teachers. Erin began her career in education with Teach for America (TFA)'s Chicago corps. She taught second graders during her TFA commitment and remained at her school to teach for an additional two years. During that time, Erin leveraged a variety of community partners to bring in several thousand dollars in grants and resources for her classroom. She also had the opportunity to work with one cohort of students for two consecutive years, developing strong family relationships and influencing students' longer-term academic growth. As she was teaching, Erin designed and implemented curricula to train beginning Teach for America and New Teacher Project teachers in pre-service and in-service settings. She also spent a summer leading middle schoolers around the New Mexican desert. At Harvard's Graduate School of Education, Erin received an Urban Scholars Fellowship and developed her knowledge of literacy pedagogy and research while earning both her Reading Specialist license and a Master's in Language and Literacy.