Erin Luring

Second-Third Grade Teacher

Erin seeks inspiration and simple joy in her daily life which makes her a natural advocate for the
importance of childhood and the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning. With a variety of
experiences guiding her, from teaching preschool in the city of Chicago to directing an early
learning program in Piqua, she has intuitively found her way to the Overfield School. As the first
and second grade teacher, Erin finds value in extending the Reggio Emilia style of learning to
primary grades because of its ability to support the individuality of each child while asserting
higher level thinking in a natural learning environment. Erin holds an undergraduate degree in
Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is a current graduate student at The
University of Dayton. She is earning her Early Childhood Education teaching license with a
specialization in pre-kindergarten special needs. Beyond the classroom Erin has gained
knowledge of the world and its diverse splendor through travel. She spent a week in Takahashi
City, Japan in 2000, studied abroad in Gaming, Austria in 2008, and in 2015 backpacked
throughout Europe for six months. Erin lives in Troy with her husband Andrew (Overfield Tavern
alum), and their two cats, London and Artemis.