Hi there! My name is Erica Acton, and I'm a 5th grade teacher here at Pacfic Ridge Elementary. This is my 23rd year of teaching! I taught 16 years in Washington, and have been here on the coast at Gearhart Elementary for the last six years. I was born in Alaska, but raised in Bellevue, WA. I graduated from Whitworth College with a degree in Elementary Education and later got my master's in Educational Technology from Lesley University. When I'm not teaching, I love to walk on the beach, read (I love mysteries), cook, and travel. I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year!