Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelors and masters in K-12 Special Education.
Mrs. Erin Pugh
I received my BS and my MS, from the University of South Alabama, in the area of Collaborative Special Education K-12.
Since Fall 2020, I have had the privilege of teaching at the amazing Saraland Middle School as a special education self-contained teacher. For the first eleven years of teaching, I worked with Mobile County Public School. While with Mobile County, I taught as a self-contained teacher for 5 years and a special education resource teacher for another six years. I am so happy to be a Spartan and I LOVE teaching for Saraland City Schools!
I am married with four loving children. We adopted our fourth child, a little girl from China, five years ago. My children are the center of my world. Everything I do, I do with my family in mind. As a family, we enjoy riding ATVs in the country, swimming and spending time with each other. I also enjoy going to plays and musicals, listening to K-Love, sitting on the beach and feeling the wind blow, listening to nature, scrolling through Pinterest, and collecting recipes.
Children and adults with special needs have been a part of my life since I was born. I have an aunt with physical and cognitive challenges. My grandmother was and still is an advocate for people with special needs. Because of my grandmother and my aunt, I have developed a love and desire to help children with special needs.
My special needs children, at school, are also a large part of my extended family. When they hurt, I hurt. When they succeed, I celebrate with them. I have always felt that everyone can learn but at a different pace. I also have always felt that everyone has a gift. It is our job as teachers to find out what each student's gift is and to use that gift to help them succeed.