Because of her training and temperament, I would be confident recommending Erica as a teacher of any kind, but she seems especially well suited to writing and literature studies…when I pictured her standing before a class of young writers, the image warmed me. I thought of all her energy, all her genuine enthusiasm, and how it combined with her command of the subject matter. What lucky students, I thought.
-Neil Connelly, Assistant Professor of English, Shippensburg University
Ms. Womer is especially strong in encouraging student response to literature and the issues it raises, inviting sharing and supporting student contributions…[she] is also passionately committed to teaching creative writing and brings an enthusiasm and caring that inspires her young writers’ creativity and development of skill.
-Dr. Thomas Crochunis, Assistant Professor of English, Shippensburg University; Supervising Professor for Student Teaching
What separates mediocre educators from successful educators is the ability to make the most abstract concepts understandable to students. What made teaching grammar most valuable to Ms. Womer was the ability for her to self-evaluate each lesson, assess student understanding on a daily basis, and make the appropriate adjustments or adaptations. This sometimes meant teaching the concept utilizing a new approach or two. The desire shown by Ms. Womer to ensure that her students understood the material was impressive.
-Nicole Flynn, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Camp Hill Middle School; Cooperative Teacher
Erica’s dedication to always doing her best was evident from the moment that I met her.
-Clint Funk, Middle School and High School Vocal Music Teacher, Halifax Area School District
Among Erica’s talents as an educator is her passion for creating student-centered classrooms. Erica values the experiences of her students, and she works consistently to create course materials that will both challenge and interest them…Erica is mindful of the diversity of learners in her classroom, and she actively seeks strategies for meeting the needs of all. Erica [has] created lessons for multiple learning styles that featured visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and multi-media cues for her students.
-Dr. Shannon Mortimore-Smith, Assistant Professor of English Education, Shippensburg University