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 for the last twelve years.
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