Teacher Profile: Erika Resch

erikaReschErika Resch was selected as the PE teacher of the year in 2012, and  not just for Arizona, but for the whole United States.She was nominated by the administration. In high school she played softball and soccer for three years. She played softball in college and also coached college softball for three years.

Resch has been married for almost six years. She met her husband through friends. She dated her husband for two years before she got married. Together they share a dog named Monti.

Resch graduated high school in Redmond, Washington, near Seattle in 1991. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Resch’s reason why she works as a PE teacher is  because she always knew she wanted to work with students and with sports, so she found it a great opportunity. Carl Hayden was her first teaching job in Arizona. Resch also taught in Tennessee for three years. Now she has been teaching here for eight years.

“Students are the ones that keep me coming back,” she said.

By Yanette Avila