Hi! My name is Erika Reff and I am a special education teacher at Fisher Elementary.
How long have you been teaching or working in the district?
This is my first year at Fisher Elementary.
What do you like best about what you do?
I like being able to make a difference in the lives of my students and witnessing the moment when something finally clicks for them.
Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?
I coach Varsity Indoor Track and I am an assistant for boys Varsity Track at Little Falls High School. I have also coached soccer in the past. I like that it provides me with the opportunity to share my passion of the sport with my athletes.
What former jobs have you held?
I have been a Special Education Teacher in a Behavioral Adjustment Classroom and I have been a Teacher’s Assistant in Special Education Classrooms for grades 1-2, 2-3, 6, and 9-12.
Where were you educated?
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) at SUNY Oswego. I will receive my Master’s degree in Special Education (Grades K-12) at Grand Canyon University next month.
Where have you lived?
I grew up in Little Falls and moved to Ilion 2 years ago.
If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?
I would spend time with my family and friends.
What book and/or author are you currently reading?
I am currently reading On Mystic Lake by Kirsten Hannah.
If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?
It would be a country song because that is what I mostly listen to.
What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?
It is hard to decide on one television show that is my favorite. It would have to be Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. My favorite movie would have to be The Choice. I really do not have a favorite actor because I like several different actors.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would go to Key West, Florida because it is my favorite place to vacation. It is so relaxing when you can get out on a boat and just enjoy the beautiful scenery.
What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?
One thing that some people may not know about me is that my three cats are named after green foods. My cats names are Pickles, Kiwi, and Bean.