Erica Herro is a highly experienced educational consultant with a diverse range of skills and expertise. She has over 25 years of experience in the field and has a strong background in supporting students with complex learning needs.
During her undergraduate studies, Erica trained in Orton-Gillingham instruction and worked as a reading specialist while pursuing her graduate degree. She expanded her knowledge by obtaining additional training in speech and language, handwriting, reading, math, executive functioning, social skills, learning disabilities, gifted education and mental health. During this time, she taught high school Algebra, and privately tutored students of all ages.
Erica’s professional journey continued as she pursued a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and became a licensed school psychologist and board-certified educational therapist. She held various positions at private clinics on the east and west coasts, including Director of Clinical Instruction and Director of Evaluation and Instruction. She developed a framework for K-12 math and social skills instruction for students with non-verbal learning disability, researched and published about effective interventions for phonological processing, and established an early intervention preschool for students with intensive language and literacy needs. In these roles, she provided training, supervision and consultation to schools, families, and educational publishers, as well as working directly with families and students from age 2 through adults. While she is effective with most learners and their support teams, her nuanced approach with gifted students with dyslexia stands out. Additionally, she taught graduate courses in the Psychology of Learning at the University of California.
Recognizing her strengths in curriculum development and instructional leadership, Erica transitioned into administration as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Stevenson School in Carmel, California. In this capacity, she played a vital role in redesigning professional development programs and student support services, ensuring an inclusive and effective learning environment for all students. While at Stevenson, Erica taught middle school English, Math, and Study Skills, and published several articles on neurodiversity, differentiation, grading and assessment, and teacher training. In 2020, Erica joined the founding faculty of TASIS Portugal as the Assistant Head of Academics. She helped establish the systems to support curriculum, assessment, professional development, student support, and teacher evaluation and contributed to the growth and success of the school, helping it expand from 250 to 800 students within a few years.
Her extensive experience as an administrator, classroom teacher, learning specialist, school psychologist, curriculum developer, and instructional coach allows her to collaborate effectively with professionals from various disciplines. Erica’s ability to synthesize information from diverse sources and work collaboratively with professionals such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, counselors, speech therapists, occupational therapists, administrators, teachers, tutors, parents, and students sets her apart. She utilizes this interdisciplinary approach to create comprehensive and individualized plans that inform the decision-making process of the educational team.
Erica provides valuable services, including parent consultation, record reviews, and guidance on early intervention, differentiated instruction, and instructional coaching tailored to children with language and learning disabilities and twice-exceptional learners. Her expertise and comprehensive approach make her a skilled and valuable resource for supporting students’ educational needs.