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Erin Capra

Erin Capra

2017 Fellow
Blackstone Academy Charter School
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Teaching Discipline

Biology

Why Biology

“I love teaching biology because it is all around us. It is so fun to guide students towards making connections between what they are learning and the world around them.”

Professional Experience

After graduating college, Erin worked in Guanica, Puerto Rico researching a new forest plot in the tropical dry forest. Also, she interned with a conservation biologist at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, where she assisted with several local re-introduction projects, including the re-introduction of the New England cottontail and timber rattlesnake.

Erin began teaching at Blackstone Academy Charter School during the 2016–2017 school year.

Hobbies

Erin spends her free time rock climbing around New England and playing all types of board games.

Academic Background

  • Brown University (Master of Arts of Teaching in Secondary Biology)
  • Brown University (Bachelor of Science in Biology)

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“I believe a teacher's role in our society is to prepare the next generation of thinkers. I feel that students learn most when they see themselves in the material they are learning. Teachers can facilitate students’ ability to place material within their own lives by creating an environment and lessons that reflect the diversity of backgrounds and interests within the classroom.”

Erin Capra
2017 Fellow