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Erik wakes up each morning looking forward to the opportunity to work with wonderful students and teachers.


“Being a progressive school, Bay Ridge Prep allows not only students to learn in ways that are appropriate for them but I, as a teacher, learn each day,” Erik says.


A long-time practitioner of Tae Kwon Do, Erik is also a martial arts instructor inside and outside of Bay Ridge Prep. He and his wife, Upper School teacher Natasha Hazell, attend practices together with their children.


Referring to his entire family being involved in Tae Kwon Do and Bay Ridge Prep, Erik says it is “a blessing to be able to do something you love with the people you love.”


In addition to martial arts, Erik is an 19-time New York City Marathon runner, an avid reader, a New York Yankees, Giants and Knicks fan.