Title One Reading Specialist at Holmes Elementary
Name: Beth Ehrhardt
School building/Grade: Holmes/Title One Reading Specialist
Subject Area: Title One Reading
College(s): Wilmington College (undergraduate) and Xavier University (Graduate)
I have been happily married to my husband, Jason, for 12 years. We have two children: Charlie (11) and Madison (9).
Why did you become an educator?
I became an educator because I love working with people who have huge hearts, like to talk about anything and love to learn……...children! I always knew that I wanted to do some kind of work with children. After my first observation in a first grade classroom I was completely hooked! I knew there was no better job for me.
What do you like best about Deer Park?
I like the people, the places and the things in Deer Park! There is so much to like about Deer Park. My husband and I lived in Deer Park when we were first married and he went to Deer Park through 5th grade. Most of his family still resides in Deer Park so for me, it’s all about family. Deer Park is one, big loving family. It’s great to get to be a part of such a caring community.
What is your favorite Deer Park tradition? Why?
My favorite tradition is the Cake Walk! I love to listen to the bands playing great music and I enjoy seeing former students. My family and I have only missed one since I began working in Deer Park 13 years ago! We really enjoying eating our winnings when we get home too!
If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be doing?
I would be an astronaut! I love reading and learning about outer space.
What do you like to do in your spare time? What are some of your hobbies?
The thing that I enjoy most is spending time with my family. We love to be active outdoors, watch movies and play board games together. I love watching my son, Charlie, play basketball and baseball and watching my daughter, Madison, do gymnastics and play soccer. I love to read and I also enjoy running. I’m getting ready to train for my 3rd Flying Pig Marathon!
What’s your favorite movie/book/restaurant?
Favorite Book: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (by Dr. Suess)
Favorite Movie: Space Camp
Favorite Restaurant: Melting Pot
Favorite quote or personal motto:
“Laughter is Timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” -Walt Disney
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