Ms. Erica Kurz

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Phone: 472-6570


Hello! While this is my first year at Longfellow Elementary and in Mesa Public Schools, it will be my sixth year teaching overall. My teaching adventure begins in Tucson, Arizona. 

I was born and raised in Tucson. Both my undergraduate and graduate work was completed at the University of Arizona (BEAR DOWN!) and I taught for five years in Tucson Unified School District. The last five years, I spent in a 7th grade classroom teaching math. I truly loved every minute of it. However, after my move to a new city, I wanted a new grade level and experiences the sharpen my ever-evolving teaching capabilities. I still adore math and am so excited to explore it in new ways, but I am also thrilled to be able to teach the other subject areas as well as part of the 3rd Grade Team. 

As a 3rd Grade Teacher, I look forward to integrating subject areas so my students can easily see the connections learning has in all areas of life and continuing to expand and strengthen a love of learning in students.

To say I love my job, is an understatement. I get to meet amazing young humans, learn something everyday, inspire learning in others, and create change. I cannot think of anything I would rather do with my life than teach. I love making connections with students, their families and communities, and I love being able to show my students the impacts they can have on the world. 

I look forward to getting to know each and everyone around. I am a huge believer that communication is key to success, so please, do not ever hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or ideas! Learning, like life, is an adventure; I cannot wait to start our many adventures together! 

Many thanks,

Ms. Kurz