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Erin King

Like you, I wear many hats—proud mama, devoted wife, passionate teacher, life-long learner, sister, daughter, friend, colleague...and EVP of Sales & Marketing for Abrams Learning Trends. What do I love most about my work? Hands down I'd say the fact that I get to apply all of my roles, passions, and life experiences to what I do each and every day. Not only do I get to marry my love of education with what I now know as a parent, I also have opportunities to learn from amazing experts in the field while interacting daily with school- and classroom-heroes across the nation. Some Not-So-Common Personal Stats: - Every childhood memory that I have is somehow associated with being eight years old. - When I was 16, I accidentally took the trucker's version of the driver's test. Be glad that I failed it! - I knew I'd be a teacher from the time I was in kindergarten. - I have an infamous "pokie finger" that gets me into trouble when I'm left alone with technology.

Recent Posts

What to Look for When Purchasing a Pre-K Program

Choosing a Pre-K curriculum is a large task. Whether you are tasked with selecting a new program for your school or you are a member of an adoption..

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Three Keys to a Solid Start

In a previous post, we suggested that you look to the sand for the secret to preparing Pre-K learners for the demands of Kindergarten. But what does..

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4 Ways to Rally a Resistant Staff

We recently conducted a study on the topic of kindergarten readiness. Not only did our findings bring clarity around the current state of kindergarten..

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Keepin' up as they move up...to kindergarten.

As the mother of a kindergartner, I can honestly say that I will be on hands and knees at the end of this year kissing the ground and saying, "Thank..

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Contributors

  • Brian Childs

    Brian Childs is a veteran and former teacher in the Greater Orlando area. He has experience teaching in every grade level from elementary to adult education. He is the creator of the parenting...

  • Lesley Fields

    On my last day of kindergarten, my teacher encouraged the class to come dressed as the person they wanted to be when they grew up. Amidst a sea of cheerleaders, ballerinas, cowboys, and a...

  • Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

    Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy,...

  • Jill Eggleton

    Jill Eggleton is the author of the Key Links Literacy series. As an international educational consultant and teacher, Jill has 30 years of teaching and administration experience. She is...

  • Aimee Karr

    As a former elementary school teacher, Aimee knows the value of balance in the classroom. She uses her hands-on knowledge to create products with just the right balance of rigor and play — right...

  • Alison Schmerler

    A lifelong Letter People lover and experienced Kindergarten teacher (18 years in the classroom in fact!), I have called Abrams Learning Trends my professional home for the last 16 years....

  • Abrams Learning...

    As former educators, parents of school-age children, and former quirky kids ourselves, education is near and dear to our hearts. That’s why we have dedicated our work to supporting schools...

  • Erin King

    Like you, I wear many hats—proud mama, devoted wife, passionate teacher, life-long learner, sister, daughter, friend, colleague...and VP of Marketing for Abrams Learning Trends.

  • Gare Thompson

    Gare Thompson started his educational career as a kindergarten teacher. Over the course of his career, he has taught each grade level and has educated hundreds—maybe even thousands—of children in...

  • Aaron Mayers, CEO

    Similar to many of our stories, my personal interest in improving literacy was stoked by a mother who was an elementary school teacher, and a father who published one of the most successful...