Erin Crosby is a senior at Westfield State University working towards a Bachelor’s degree in special education with an educator license in moderate disabilities (Pre-K-8.) She earned her associate’s degree in Liberal Studies with an education concentration from Landmark College, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Her passion for special education, learning disabilities, and advocacy comes from her experiences as a student with Nonverbal Learning Disability (NVLD), Dyscalculia, and slow processing speed. As a pre-service special educator, she hopes to bring more student perspectives into practice and help students see themselves as smart, capable learners who learn differently. She also hopes to help other teachers understand learning and attention issues from the student perspective in order to spark a brighter future for the 1 in 5.
Erin’s passion for special education and disability rights issues extends beyond the classroom. She writes for The Mighty and volunteers at her school’s disability services office for information sessions and recruitment events. Erin looks forward to experiencing the Young Adult Leadership Council so she can bring her passion for advocacy and learning disabilities to the next level.
In her free time, Erin enjoys playing ice hockey, writing, and spending time with friends and family.