As a military child, Erika Wootton had inspiring educational experiences in DoDEA schools and decided to dedicate herself to becoming a DoDEA educator. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Choral Music Education, a minor in Spanish, and Liberal Studies Honors. Ms. Wootton believes that growing up in a military household and completing her student teaching in DoDEA schools, have given her the ability to relate to and develop a meaningful rapport with her students.

Ms. Wootton began her career at Seoul American Elementary School as a general music educator.

There, she actively worked to bring students into a love of music, and then helped them to share that love with their peers, families, and community. As much as she enjoyed working with K-5 students, after five years,she traded boo-boos for hormones and now teaches Spanish and Piano at Kubasaki High School. In seven years, she has taught all four levels of Spanish, earned her AP Spanish Teaching Certificate, served on the School Advisory Committee, as the CSI Student Committee Chair, as the Faculty Sponsor for the Associated Student Body, and as a volunteer in multiple inter-disciplinary programs ranging from STEM projects to school musicals. At the heart of everything, is her students; they are her inspiration.

Ms. Wootton believes that when teachers and students work together to do what's best for kids, students will take ownership of their education and will inspire others to do the same.

2018 TOY - Pacific South
Erika Wooton Spanish & Music Teacher
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