Dr. Catherine Slack, API 8th grade
Catherine Slack is a product of Lake County Schools having been born in Howey-in-the-Hills. She attended Union College where she received a BS degree in Mathematics. She went on to receive a Masters degree in Mathematics from Old Dominion University and then a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida. She taught in Virginia Beach for three years, and in Lake County schools for six years before becoming an administrator. She has been an administrator for the last nine years at Windy Hill Middle, South Lake High and now at East Ridge Middle.
Dr. Slack loves to read, scrapbook and spend time with her family, especially with her two adorable sons.
Monica M. Gordon, Assistant Principal, has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Barry University, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Florida A&M University, and is currently working on a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is certified in Mathematics 5-9 and Educational Leadership K-12. Ms. Gordon was a Drop Out Prevention teacher at Gray Middle School for two years and a Math teacher at Clermont Middle School for four years prior to becoming an administrator. The 2012-2013 school year will be her 12th year in education and 6th year as an administrator.
I am here to support the wonderful teachers, students, and parents of ERMS and am proud to be a Spartan! With the combined efforts of parents, students, teachers, and the local community we will continue to provide an excellent education for our students. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or compliments!
William Roberts is extremely excited to be serving as assistant principal at East Ridge Middle School. Previously, he taught math at Gray Middle School and was also a leader of professional learning communities there. He also co-chaired the National Junior Honor Society and served as an 8th grade team leader. Prior to Gray Middle, he taught in Miami Dade County Public Schools for four years.
At ERMS, he will be working with 6th grade students, as well as managing textbooks, lockers, buses, health, and technology. He loves the fact that teachers and students at ERMS utilize technology on a regular basis, which prepares students for the 21st century workplace.
Personally, his wife is an elementary school teacher and they have a beautiful daughter and three cats. He is a huge fan of thrill rides and an avid stock car racing fan.