Welcome Letter from Mrs. Mainor
My name is Erica Mainor and I am the LD Resource teacher working with both special and general education students in Talala’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms. I am a native Detroiter who moved to Illinois to pursue my higher education studies. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) in Communication Studies in 2001. Additionally, I received my Masters in Education, with an emphasis in special education, from DePaul University in 2008 as well as second Masters degree in Special Education Leadership from Concordia University in June 2016. Prior to teaching, I taught dance (ballet, tap, and jazz) in Oak Park, MI and also served as the director of the studio’s summer camp program for four years. Dance continues to be a strong part of my life, along with sewing, cooking, and reading. These are the things I love to do!
I decided to become a teacher as a second career and have never regretted the decision. Since high school, I have worked with young people in many capacities. In doing so, I found that I’m happiest when I’m making a difference in the lives of those children I work with. Teaching is something I consider both a privilege and a responsibility. I am so excited about the opportunity to work with your students this school year. Each day, I will do my very best to ensure they are growing and working to their fullest potential. It is my sincere belief that ALL students have the capacity to grow and learn and it is my goal that in partnering with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers and you, the parents, we will see that capacity in every student this year!