Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Creative Writing (minor in Film) MAT - Education (with emphasis in English) MA - English PhD - English (forthcoming)
Mr. Erik D. Harshman
Welcome to the webpage of Mr. Harshman!
I am a writer and educator from St. Louis, Missouri.
I received my BA in Creative Writing (with a minor in Film) from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, my MAT (with emphasis in English) from Webster University, my MA in English from UMSL and will soon be embarking on the journey to my PhD in English at SLU.
I have taught English at the high school level at St. Louis Public Schools for the last thirteen years, where I taught everything from British Literature (seniors) to College Summit; my specialty was American Literature (juniors) and AP Senior Literature (for which my students received dual credit through UMSL). Additionally, I am an adjunct professor at St. Louis Community College - Meramec and have enjoyed witnessing immense growth and progress in my students' writing there since 2010.
This is my fourth year teaching at Hazelwood East High School.
For the 2023-24 school year I am teaching Creative Writing, AP Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition.
This year all of my AP classes are dual-credit through St. Louis Community College.
I am also the Donors Choose Ambassador for Hazlewood East High School, in case any teacher would like help creating their first project.
1st period: AP Seminar
2nd period: AP Language and Composition
3rd period: AP Language and Composition
4th period: Creative Writing
5th period: Creative Writing
6th period: Plan period
7th period: AP Literature and Composition
8th period: AP Language