Ms. Herkamp is an elementary school teacher at Pearson Online Academy. She started her teaching career in 1999 and joined Pearson Online Academy in2013. Ms. Herkamp holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Temple University and a master’s degree in elementary and middle school education from Arcadia University. Learn more about her teaching career below.
The benefit of teaching at an online school versus a bricks-and-mortar school is that I am working in a developing field. It is exciting to think where it will be in five, ten, or fifteen years, and to know I am part of it. I like the flexibility of working at home because I do not have to commute. I also do not have to deal with behavior issues and classroom interruptions. I enjoy working with the parents of my students because they are very dedicated and involved. They have chosen for their child to attend Pearson Online Academy, made a financial commitment to send their child to a private school, and made the time commitment to serve as the child’s Learning Coach. Their commitment and effort is evident in the students’ success. Parental involvement is really the key to a child's success. I am lucky to have parents as dedicated partners in their children’s learning experience.
Our school is extremely unique. We have students from all over the United States and all over the world. The teachers, students, and families get the opportunity to develop friendships and, through LiveLesson® sessions, to learn about life and culture around the world. We are authentically creating a global community.”
In Ms. Herkamp’s spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading nonfiction, and traveling.
I love my students, my colleagues, my principal, the opportunity to work in a new and growing field, the ability to work from home, and the opportunity to help create a global community within my classroom.