Meet Ms. Erickson!

Regina Trejo, Staff

Ms. Erickson is one of the newest members of the Regina Dominican staff. She attended Glenbrook South High School and University of Illinois. She graduated from U of I in 2009 with her masters in Special Education. Now, she is a Physical Education and Health teacher at Regina.

Q: What where you like in high school?

A: I was an athlete. I played three sports but gymnastics was my number one for my whole life. I also played soccer and volleyball for two years. I started gymnastics when I was about five and then I continued at U of I and did it on a club team…

Q: What is your spirit animal and why?

A: I guess I would say Energizer Bunny because I’m constantly moving and working out and seem to have never-ending energy.

Q: What is the best part of the laid-back, all-girls school environment?

A: I like the small classes. At the public school that I taught at, we had up to 45 kids in a class. Now, I have 11 in one of my classes and its just so much better. They get so much more attention.

Q: What do in your free time?

A: I am here all the time and I coached sports when I was at public school, so I think I will continue to coach at GBS. I do CrossFit with my gym friends or I spend time with my family.

Q: Do you have any strange hobbies?

A: No. I’m not very interesting.

Q: What is your favorite kind of music?

A: Well, right now were listening to Michael Jackson. I hated country music when I was a kid, but now I really like Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band. I hate Nine Inch Nails.

Q: Do you have any funny stories from high school?

A: My gymnastics coach was my P.E. teacher and he joked through high school that I should be a P.E. teacher and now I am a P.E. teacher. I am going to be coaching with him. He was my mentor my whole life. Now we are going to be coaching for-real together side-by-side.

Q: If you could have any 3 people at dinner with you, dead or alive, who would it be?

A: Michael Jackson, Brian Urlacher, and Justin Timberlake.

Q: If you were not teaching at Regina Dominican, what would you be doing?

A: I would have pursued CrossFit and would have tried to be a professional.

 

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