With 32 years of school related experiences, Erin served as a classroom teacher and instructional coach, and then worked as an executive for two State Superintendents. Erin left the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 to work in college-access at the school district level. She left her job to run as a candidate for State Superintendent, a race she lost by a mere 1%. Erin has 3 adult children. She is an author, speaker, trainer and coach. She has received numerous awards including Washington State PTA’s “Outstanding Educator” in 2015.