Erin Noblet, of Munhall, recently began her 16th year as a special education teacher. A proud alumnus of Steel Valley School District, class of 1999, Erin graduated with a double major in Elementary and Special Education from Edinboro University in 2003. For the first three years of her career, she lived in California and taught special education as a teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Missing her family and friends, Erin returned home to work for her alma mater Steel Valley as the middle school autistic support and life skills teacher, where she continues her work today. In 2016, she earned a master's degree in Special Education Supervision through Slippery Rock University.
In addition to her daily teaching responsibilities, Erin is the student government advisor for Steel Valley Middle School. She works with students to build school culture and give back to the school and local communities. With more than 70 student leaders involved, Erin has organized efforts to raise $1,200 for the Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA, donate 500 pairs of socks to local homeless shelters and collect 300 books for elementary school book drives. Next, she will lead her students in a collection drive for Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages overseas to military men and women.
Erin has been called “a leader in education,” for her endless pursuit of learning, her support of her fellow educators, her spirit of collaboration, and her selflessness for the sake of her students. Erin acts as a teacher, a cheerleader, and a friend to her students to ensure their future success. She is also a support system to her peers and shares her classroom strategies with other teachers.
Erin is actively involved in the Homestead United Presbyterian Church, where she is a member of the Mission and Outreach Committee and Christian Education Committee. She is a co-director of their annual Vacation Bible School and has also served as a reading tutor for the first-grade program at a local elementary school.
Her proudest accomplishment is being a mom to her six-year-old son Logan; a journey she walks alone after suddenly losing her husband Ben in 2011. When she isn’t making trips to the baseball and soccer fields to catch a game or helping with PTO events, she and Logan can be found chasing their beagle, Geno, around the house and local neighborhoods.
Erin would like to thank her family, friends, and colleagues for their unconditional love and support.