Eastern Christian School welcomes Erika Cirone as second grade teacher.
Erika received a bachelor’s in English and K-12 education from Rowan University and a master’s in library and information science from Rutgers University. After taking some time to be home with her children, she is excited to move from a public school setting to Eastern Christian and come back into the classroom. She previously taught middle school English for five years and also served as elementary school librarian for six years.
Tell us about yourself
I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am married to my amazing husband, Dan, and together we have three daughters. We attend and serve at Cornerstone Christian Church. Outside of teaching, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy baking and reading.
How has God brought you to EC?
After growing up in the public school system, I became a teacher and spent 11 years as a public school educator. My husband and I knew we wanted to pursue Christian education for our daughters. After our daughters attended for one year, I knew that it would be an amazing opportunity to join Eastern Christian, not only as a family, but as an educator as well.
What sets EC apart?
I have always valued education and working with children to help them achieve their academic potential while helping them develop emotionally and socially. But, in a public school setting, I was always missing the aspect of including my Christian faith in my everyday encounters with my students. Once my daughters attended Eastern Christian for their first year, I was able to truly appreciate and feel at home in a Christian school setting. Seeing their academic and spiritual growth made me realize that I wanted to be a part of this journey for my students as well.