Ms. Erika Huizenga - K-8 Art & 4th-8th Social Science
Degrees: Elementary Education, BA, Trinity College
Hometown: Highland, IN
Family: I have a large extended family, but my immediate family consists of my parents, two older sisters, one younger sister, two younger brothers, and two brothers-in-law.
Why did you come to teach at PTCS?
I love the community and support from fellow co-workers at Christian schools. After finishing up my teaching job overseas, I wanted to move back to the Chicagoland area and teach in a Christian school. Having a working environment where that is Christ-centered is such a blessing.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I love seeing students talking about projects and lessons outside of the actual classroom. It shows how engaged and interested they are in what is being taught.
What are your favorite moments with students?
My favorite moments have been watching students get creative in art class. It’s always fascinating watching students create artwork. You get to see them use their imagination, improve their skills, problem-solve, and sometimes try something new.