AP English Language Teacher
Erik Bloch has been teaching English at Greenwich High School since 2001. During his tenure, he has taught a wide variety of literature and writing courses including AP Language & Composition and Essay Writing, an elective that features a required unit on the College Essay.
Erik grew up in Queens, New York and received his BA in English at Wesleyan University. He received his Education degree from Teachers College at Columbia University. In addition to his work at Greenwich High School, Erik has spent over a decade designing curriculum and coordinating teacher training conferences for the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the country’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education. Erik is one of the few English teachers who serves on GLI’s Teaching Advisory Committee, designing lesson plans for humanities educators across the country, and for the Institute’s online journal, History NOW. He has served as Master Teacher for dozens of professional training events, providing pedagogical instruction in conjunction with leading scholars such as John Stauffer, Andrew Delbanco, Mae Ngai, and Eric Foner.
Erik takes great joy in working with students on their writing. He feels a personal investment in his students’ success and loves watching them improve as thinkers and writers. He lives in Stamford, CT with his wife and son.
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