Phone: 314-953-7353


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Creative Writing (minor in Film). MAT - Education (with emphasis in English) MA - English (in progress)

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. - Prof. Harshman

This is my third year teaching at Hazelwood East High School.

For the 2022-23 school year I am teaching Creative Writing, AP Literature and Composition and AP Language and Composition (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.




Period 1: PLC 


Period 2: Creative Writing


Period 3: AP Literature and Composition


Period 4: Creative Writing


Period 5Plan Period


Period 6Creative Writing


Period 7: AP Language and Composition 

Period 8: Creative Writing


Creative Writing Syllabus

AP Literature Syllabus

AP Language Syllabus

About me