Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Eric grew up in a large family, as he is the third of five children. He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education before moving to New York City several years ago. Prior to teaching first grade at Bay Ridge Prep, Eric has worked as a preschool teacher at Battery Park Montessori and The Park Slope Schoolhouse, in addition to teaching first and second grade at The Little Red Schoolhouse and Village Community School in the West Village. He has earned his Master’s degree in Literacy Education from Hunter College. Eric currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, enjoys traveling and exercising, and has an affinity for all things chocolate.