Erik is now in his 19th year as an educator & is in his 3rd year as the Dean of Digital Learning after being the Program Leader for online learning the past 7 years. Prior to working in Appleton, Erik was one of the 1st math teachers to write digital curriculum & teach math online at Edina Public Schools, MN.
In addition to being the Dean of Digital Learning for the Appleton Area School District, Erik is a Board Member of the Wisconsin eSchool Network, Inc. In that role, Erik is the Chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee, and President of the Wisconsin eSchool Network, Inc.
Along with being involved on many committees throughout Appleton & Wisconsin, Erik has presented at and attended numerous conferences and symposiums focused around online, digital and blended learning. Some of the notable conferences/venues include: iNACOL Online and Blended Learning Symposium, Blended Learning Live!, The Learning Counsel, IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute, UW-Madison Distance Learning, WI Charter School Conference, DPI Mandatory Reporting, Evergreen Consulting/Gates Foundation, Innovative Schools Network and Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative.
Erik holds an AA Degree, BA in Education, Masters in Teaching & Learning and a Specialist degree in Education Administration.