Mrs. Erica De Mik


Subjects: English Language Arts and Reading

Courses Taught: Basic English and Reading

Welcome to the new school year! My name is Erica DeMik and I look forward to sharing this instructional year with you and your student.


I am originally from Dayton, Ohio and moved to Mesa and began teaching in Arizona in 2002. I completed my education in Dayton before moving here. I currently hold a BA is Psychology and a MA in Special Education.  I am married with 2 dogs which that keep me busy. In addition, I use my time outside of school hiking, cycling, and teaching pilates.


In the Basic English Class and Reading Classes we will be following the Arizona Standards for Career and College Readiness so we can get our students ready for College and Career following High School. Our pace may be a bit slower because we may spend time going deep into concepts, but students will work with all the standards throughout the course of the year.

Extra help: Please make appointments as needed. I am often in meetings before school and I want to protect my time with you so I need to reserve that time.

Classroom Rules

  1. Be on time-in the room, in your seat, with materials.

  2. Be respectful of yourself and others- use appropriate language and constructive responses

  3. Do your personal best

  4. Be an active participant in class- demonstrated by listening, completing learning tasks, focused on task, this includes having electronic silenced and stowed during class.

  5. Follow dress code

 Paperwork/Late work: 

  •  Assignments are due on the day requested by the teacher. You have 3 days to turn in any late or assignments that need reworked.
  •  If you are absent you are responsible to ask what was missed and if there  is any make-up work.
  • If a test is missed please see the teacher to schedule a time to take it.
  • Late work will be accepted at up to 80%.

Tardy Policy


 2nd-assigned detention, parents contacted

 3rd-assigned detention, parents contacted

    Reoccurring tardies will be referred to administration. 

   Detentions will be served during student’s lunch period if possible (you will always be able to eat)

Grading scale


90-100%       A

80-89%         B

70-79%         C

60-69%         D

0-59%           F



Tests/projects/essays make up 60% formative quizzes are 30% and practice assignments are 10% of their grade.



Behavior Management


Positive behavior interventions:

  • Praise, discussion
  • Points for participation
  • Parent contact
  •  Possible consequences include:
  • Warning, discussion
  • Parent contact
  • Detention
  • School discipline plan
  • Referral to Administration


Substitutes:These teachers are guests and are to be treated with respect and your best behavior and cooperation.



Classroom Procedures:


  • We start with the bell so, be in your seat and ready to go when the bell rings
  • Sit in the assigned seat
  • Have your pencil, planner, homework, and warm up out before the bell rings
  • Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat
  • Only one student may leave the room at a time
  • Homework is to be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due 

Items that would be good to have for Mrs. DeMik’s English or Reading class:

  • Pencils
  • Pens- blue or black, highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Loose leaf paper
  • notebook