Erin Wendell

Erin Wendell

As Manager of Educator Engagement, Erin supports the Stride program by providing early-career teachers with an environment of collaborative learning, a peer network, and access to high-quality professional development, while also offering social and community engagement that enhance their affection for and commitment to Memphis.

An Illinois native, Erin chose Memphis through Teach For America after graduating from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Erin continued to choose Memphis beyond her corps commitment and has happily called Memphis home for the past seven years. She is transitioning to New Memphis after serving students and teachers in our city in several capacities: as an English I teacher, a grade level chair, an MTR Mentor, a RELAY resident adviser, and a Dean of Academics.

When she’s not empowering teachers and helping them also fall in love with Memphis, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and winning trivia nights.