Emily Hermann

Emily Hermann

Emily Hermann

Asst Director, Program Development

In Emily's Words: 

I recently found a journal entry from when I was in 5th grade that read, “I am going to become a teacher, so I can make learning fun.” I still believe this today. Life should be joyful, including our students’ lives at school. Through making learning challenging, exciting, and relevant we can make learning fun. Through building relationships with students and creating a positive community in our classrooms and schools we can make learning joyful. 


I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati, and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University.  This is my 16th year in education and with Lakota. I have taught 1st grade, been a Literacy Coach, Title I Reading teacher, and a Teaching and Learning Consultant focused on K-6 math instruction, and now my focused has switched to reading instruction.  


I am a creative problem solver. I love the mindwork of teaching. I am knowledgeable about implementing a workshop framework for instruction. I am passionate about creating learning opportunities and spaces that meet the needs of all of our students.

My Favorite Book:

My favorite author is Barbara Kingsolver, and I love her book, Prodigal Summer. I also love Eloise Greenfield’s poetry.

My Favorite Follow:

On Twitter, some of my favorite education follows are @pernilleripp, @BethMooreSchool, and @cultofpedagogy. I also enjoy following Lakota staff to see all of the amazing things happening in classrooms across the district! 

My Favorite Things :

Being with my family and friends New adventures The Zoo Being outside, gardening Playing card/board games and puzzles Watching and playing sports Children’s drawings and handwriting Thrift stores and antique malls  Making things