• Hello! I am Erin Kennedy.

    I am so excited to be teaching 7th grade ELA this year at Bastrop Middle School. This is my 5th year teaching for ISDs, and my 10th year as an educator! Before I moved to Bastrop, I taught for Dallas and Irving ISDs. Most recently I was an adjunct professor for DCCCD where I taught GED, ESL, and Computer Technology. I have also worked as a staff writer, and still write for publication when I have time and opportunity. 

    I have a BA in English from University of Texas at Arlington. My proudest moment is walking the stage to get my degree with my 9 year old son in the audience watching. What an impact that had on him! He is now 18 years old, and starting his junior year of college on a full ride scholarship.  

    I have three certifications - ELAR, ESL, and Generalist K-6, as well as 30 hours of training in instruction of Gifted and Talented students. I am also certified through Pearson IC3 to teach Computer Technology. I was the campus coordinator of a college and career readiness program for four years while in Irving, and I carry all those tools and skills with me in my ELA classes. 

    I am thrilled to be part of the Bastrop family this year! Please email me if you have any questions, or just want to touch base. 



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