Van Syoc, Erica

Hello My Name Is...

Erica Van Syoc

phone 989-6924

Subjects Taught
ARI, AVID, Dyslexia, PLTW




Graduated from Samuel Clemens High School....Go Buffs!



Graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a BA in Public Relations....Go Bison!



I began my teaching career at TWMS in the fall of 2011. While the classes I teach have changed a bit, I still have the chance to encourage each one of my students to explore the world of books! My first four years were spent in the ELA department, teaching students who have dyslexia, those who struggle reading to grade level (ARI), and young readers. I'm excited to be moving over to the CATE department to teach Project Lead the Way (an excellent STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum) to our 6th graders and AVID (Advancement through Individual) Achievement) to our 8th graders. It will be an exciting year of learning and building together!

My first experience in the world of education was in China where I taught college freshmen, sophomores and junior English majors at two different universities. Being able to teach overseas allowed me to explore the possibility of teaching back home in America. Everyone at TWMS (and HISD) encourages me to become the best teacher I can be!


I had the incredible opportunity to grow up in many different cities thanks to my dad's Air Force career. My educational career began in New Mexico and continued throughout various states in the southwest with a stint overseas. I headed north to Oklahoma for my college years and ended up staying for an extra three years. After I left Oklahoma, I headed to China for my first year of teaching (there are not enough words to describe my experience in the Middle Kingdom). Since my return, I've moved a few times before settling back in beautiful San Antonio. My travels have given me the chance to see the world the Lord created, meet some incredible people and learn more about myself. 

My family is the best! I am a very proud aunt to three nieces and two nephews. They remind me to be a little less serious and explore the world around me!