Third Grade-Class of 2025!
Welcome to the third grade! My name is Erin Doran, and I am the third grade instructor at University School. My goal is for our website to not only serve as a communication tool for parents and students, but as a glimpse into the exciting world of third grade to visitors from all over!
Professionally, I received my education training from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I earned a Bachelor and Masters degree in Education, and most recently my Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision. I have certifications in early childhood education, urban/multicultural studies, early childhood special education, and school administration.
This will be my fourteenth year as an educator! My teaching experience prior to University School include seven years teaching third grade (my favorite), and two years as a Curriculum and Instruction Facilitator with the Knox County School System. I also spent time as an administrative intern while working on my Education Specialist degree. I look forward to beginning my fifth year here at University School.
I was born and raised in Kingsport, and after 13 years in Knoxville my family returned to East Tennessee in May 2011. My family includes my husband Josh (also a Kingsport native), a five-year old son named Finley, an almost two year old son named Archer, and a thirteen year old dog named Bella. Finley will be in Ms. Mary’s class this school year! My husband attended East Tennessee State University, and spent some time as the mascot “Bucky!” As a family, we love to spend time outdoors camping, hiking, and playing.