We have incredible teachers throughout TD3, instructors who dedicate their lives to educating Tempe Elementary students, introducing new ideas and concepts for children to explore, and bringing the world around them alive through innovation and creativity. These are passionate educators who spend untold hours before and after the school bell to make sure every student has an exceptional learning experience in a Tempe Elementary classroom.
Fuller Music Teacher Erik Whitehill is a perfect example of one of these passionate educators in TD3. Students love him. Parents love him. His colleagues love him. Erik is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. Whether it’s part of his job or not, Erik is always willing to lend a helping hand in anything that is Fuller, community or music. Quite simply, excellence is Erik Whitehill.
Erik does many amazing things outside of his classroom. For the past 20 years, he has been a composer of music — he not only writes music for his students at Fuller, but he also writes for the honor choir in our District as well as composing for different churches. He’s a playwright. He has had choral music and musicals published and nationally distributed. And on top of all that (and teaching), he still finds time to help out at a senior center.
As you can see, excellence truly begins with Erik Whitehill.