Ms. Erica Kurz

Phone: 472-6587


Hello! I am thrilled for my third year at Longfellow Elementary and in Mesa Public Schools; it will be my 8th year teaching overall. My teaching adventure began 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. For five years, I taught in a 7th grade math classroom. 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 love 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. Longfellow is an incredible community I am lucky to be a part of. I am so honored to be a piece of the amazing experiences our students create here. 

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

 Ms. Kurz at Glacier National Park Ms. Kurz at UofA Graduation Ms. Kurz in front of The White House