Happy School Year! My name is Erica Michelle Blaylock.I am a product of BISD and have been teaching with the district for more than 10 years. I graduated from Huston-Tillotson College (now University) in Austin, TX. with a degree in education and specializing in Reading.I decided to become an educator when I was in Mrs. Hyder's (a Bastrop native and educator) 2nd grade classroom. Also, I decided to become an educator so that I may be a positive influence in my community.The greatest influential people in my life are: my mother, my grandmother (who lived to be 103 years old), Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Also, family and friends are important to me.I believe education is the best defense! All children can learn!A little "Bit of Blaylock"1. My favorite holiday is my birthday.2. I love to read.3. My favorite color is orange.4. My favorite candy is a Snicker's Bar.5. I love to drink Sprite Soda and hot chocolate.