B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University; M.A. in Secondary Math Ed, Adelphi University. Erika has been a math teacher at John Adams High School since 2004. Throughout her teaching career Erika has developed a special interest in special education, bi-lingual/ ESL, and over aged-under credited students. Erika works for the YABC site located at John Adams during the evenings, where she has overseen the Academic Accelerated Studies program for the past three years. Erika will transition this Fall from her position as the Dean of students, which she held for two years, to the Director of the Jump Start Academy.