Erin Barclay

Master of Arts in Teaching

Erin Barclay


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education


Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)


Teaching Strengths

  • Self evaluation and modifying my teaching to fit the needs of my students
  • Classroom management strategies and techniques
  • Creating a positive relationship with students, parents, peers and administrators
  • Team player and a natural leader
  • Creating lessons that meet standards but also incorporate fun!


  • Willamette University, BA 2007 (sociology, minor in history)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012

Teacher Research Topic

My teacher inquiry project seeks to answer the question of how I can best support the reading experience in my 4th grade class. More specifically I want to know how I can motivate students to enjoy reading and also how I can improve the reading of my students.


Student Teaching

  • Miller Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 4th grade, January–June 2012

Practicum Teaching

  • Eugene Field Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 1st grade, September 2011–December 2011

Other Classroom / Youth Experience

  • Senior thesis internship, Rosedale Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 1st grade, January 2011–June 2011
  • Director and coach, Skyhawks summer camps, Seattle, Washington, ages 3-16, June 2009–Present
  • Student intern, Fernwood Elementary School, Bothell, Washington, 2nd grade, January 2007–June 2007
  • Peer coach, special education classroom, Bothell High School, Bothell, Washington, sophomore through senior students, January 2007–June 2007


Student Teaching Supervisor

Practicum Supervisor

University Supervisor