ERICKA C. MCCLELLAND
Ericka, a Canadian transplant, has over 20 years of teaching experience, having taught third through eighth-grade language arts and high school literature & composition to students in home educating cooperatives and hybrids in the western suburbs of Chicago. She holds a Master’s Degree in Missions from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi and a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Adopting a classical Christian education approach, Ericka combines her passion for language arts and literature with her desire to equip students to be vibrant ambassadors for Christ who engage our culture as collaborative workers, complex thinkers, and confident communicators.
As an Accomplished Instructor of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW®), Ericka mentors students toward success in language arts using IEW’s Structure and Style™ methodology. Partnering with home educating families as well as tutoring both public and private school students, Ericka’s greatest satisfaction comes from watching the transformative influence IEW has on students’ literacy and communication skills. Although Ericka has taught and tutored award-winning students, some of her most successful students are those who have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, and autism.
When not reading or following the activities of her five adult children, you can find Ericka walking her dog, digging in her flower gardens, or hiking with her husband in their new home state of Tennessee!
"The goal of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." - C. S. Lewis
| BA Linguistics
| MA Missions
| Institute for Excellence in Writing,
| Colson Center for Christian Worldview,
Commissioned Colson Fellow