1st Grade Newsletter

Phone: 704-238-8883


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Elementary Education Wingate University

Mrs. Erin Helms

I grew up in Union County and earned my teaching degree from Wingate University. I married my husband in 2004 and we have 3 children. We also have a dog named Storm, a cat named Penny, a bunny named Bella and 7 chickens! I have been teaching at UA since 2012 (did take a hiatus to be a mommy but returned) and have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade here. I also taught in Union County Public Schools for 6 years, and I taught in the TK program at a local preschool. When I am not teaching, I enjoy adventures with my family at the beach or in the mountains, boating on the lake, and a good book that I don't want to put down. 

One of my greatest joys is being in the classroom and I enjoy being able to do that here at Union Academy. I am glad to be at a school that focuses on building good character and teaching life-long lessons. We are UA! Go Cardinals!

  • My instructional assistant is Mrs. Boyd. This will be her 5th year as an assistant at UA! She and her husband Wes have two girls, who both attend UA. She is obsessed with all things Harry Potter, she loves movie nights, going to the beach with friends and family, and she loves to enjoy the fresh air of the mountains. She is a great asset to our classroom!

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