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Erica Heinzman

Lecturer/Supervisor of Secondary Mathematics

Erica Heinzman graduated from The Department of Education Studies, UC San Diego with a Masters in Education, a full credential in math, and a supplementary authorization in anthropology. Working in the San Diego Unified School District, she added another full credential - English, had a variety of leadership roles at her school site, including coordinating a model dual enrollment program that is now expanding district wide, started the site’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program to prepare first-generation and low-income students for college, and became a ceaseless advocate for students. When Kearny High School broke apart into four autonomous schools as part of an educational reform to provide a personalized education to traditionally underserved students, she joined the staff at Kearny High School of International Business. In the past decade, the small school has won a dozen regional and national honors for its work in shrinking the achievement gap.

M.Ed., Masters in Education

University of California, San Diego

Bachelors Summa Cum Laude

University of San Diego

California Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential - Math and English with CLAD

Anthropology (supplementary)

State of California

UC San Diego Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship 2012-16

Kearny High, School of International Business Teacher of the Year 2005 & 2013

California League of High Schools Educator of the Year Nominee - 2008-09