About Me

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you’ll find some helpful ways to make your classroom awesome because you’ll love school much more if it’s engaging and fun!


My name is Erin Gannon and I am a third grade teacher at Hilburn Academy in the Wake County Public School System. After teaching in Southern California for the first 15 years of my career, I am in my fifth year here in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have taught grades 1-5 but have spent the majority of my years in third and fourth grade, primarily at charter schools.

Throughout the years, I have had many opportunities to work with other teachers, as a mentor and coach, in addition to leading professional development opportunities on a variety of topics. I have really enjoyed this work and it has lead to a greater interest in serving and supporting teachers.

As a member of my school’s Teacher Leader Corps, I received training from Discovery Education, and then my team and I provide professional development at our school site. Our three-year term with them ended this year.

Another way I am able to support teachers is through my work as a BIE (Buck Institute for Education) National Faculty member. You can learn more about BIE and their work with Project Based Learning by visiting BIE.org.

Last summer, my teammate Elissa Walker and I were selected as Big Picture Fellows and are proud to work with the North Carolina Museum of Art. We’ve been learning more about integrating art into our classrooms and will be writing curriculum for ArtNC.org.

For more information about my qualifications and experience, check out my Linked In profile.