Degrees and Certifications:
2000 Maryville College B.A. English and Secondary Education 2010 University of North Alabama M.A. English and Secondary Education 2013 University of Alabama-Birmingham Ed.S. Teacher Leadership
Mrs. Erica Griffin
I am a graduate of Maryville College and earned my B.A. in English and History with teacher licensure. After graduation, I moved to Cornersville, TN, (a place I had never even heard of!) and taught for three and a half years; while there, I taught honors level English classes, along with all 10th grade English classes and some 11th grade classes. I was also the head coach for the girls' soccer team for three years. Upon having my son, Ben, in December 2003, I stayed home with him until coming to Hartselle in August of 2005. I am married to Corey Griffin, a 1996 graduate of Hartselle High. Corey is employed by People's Bank in Hartselle. In March of 2008, I had my youngest son, Cole.
I completed my Master's degree in Secondary Education with a Language Arts emphasis in the summer of 2010 at the University of North Alabama. I also completed my Education Specialist's degree at UAB in 2013.
In addition to teaching at Hartselle HS, I also work as a consultant for A+ College Ready and for the National Math and Science Initiative. This work involves writing curriculum and traveling the state and country to lead grade-level trainings for teachers and students.
While at Hartselle I have taught English 9, English 10 (regular and Honors), and English 11 (regular, Honors, and Pre AP). I now have the honor of teaching AP English Language and Composition (also offered as a dual enrollment option through Calhoun Community College) and Pre AP English 10.
My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, and running. My family and I are blessed beyond measure to be active members at First Baptist Church in Hartselle.