Erin Sio

Dean of Students
Erin Sio believes in stretching students—in and out of class, in Newtown and around the world.

Is there a moment in a class that stands out?

Though I no longer teach, what stood out when I taught was how lit up and excited kids would get over interesting science ideas and their ability to learn difficult material. Many would come back and say they’d become biology majors because they loved the class so much at George School. They’d been deeply inspired.

Describe your style.

Enthusiastic, caring, organized, positive, very encouraging.

Describe an outside-the classroom experience and its impact.

I lead the South Africa service-learning trip. It makes students acutely aware of the experiences they’ve had in life, because those experiences are, in many ways, starkly in contrast to what they see and experience in South Africa.

What would you tell prospective families about George School?

George School will provide a solid, engaging, intellectual, and creative education that meets the needs of a broad range of learners. Our goal is to consistently challenge kids and meet them at their learning edge. Our program offers the best arts programs possible, and creative students thrive here. Our sports teams develop excellent athletes, who learn the importance of teamwork in competition. We are a community-centered Quaker school that focuses on the wellness of our students as global citizens.

More about Erin:

Formerly a science teacher, Erin is now Dean of Students. She enjoys traveling, boating, cooking, sewing, knitting, and spending time with friends and family. She has a BS from SUNY Plattsburgh, an MEd from Antioch New England Graduate School, and a CELTA (a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages) from Cambridge University.