Mrs. Erika Edwards


Anna Knepley, Co Editor-in-Chief

Mrs. Erika Edwards enters her 8th year of teaching following seven years at North Harford High School as an agriscience, plant science and floral design instructor. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Agricultural Education from the University of Delaware, Edwards continued at Iowa State University, obtaining a Master’s degree in Agricultural Education. 

She was looking to reduce her commute time and purchase a house, when Ms. Trewin, Hereford’s former agriscience teacher, called regarding an opening in the agriculture department.  

“All the stars aligned,” Edwards said. “The school atmosphere here is very similar to what I was used to at North Harford, so I felt comfortable coming to Hereford.” 

She has many goals for the agriculture program at Hereford, hoping to connect with students inside the classroom and outside as a Future Farmers of America club advisor. Edwards’ favorite thing about teaching is building lasting relationships with students; she says hands on activities outside and field trips enhance her classes and give students real world experiences.  

“I actually got a letter in the mail today from one of my former students from college, thanking me for as she says, ‘volunteering her’ to be in FFA, and now she’s going to school for agriculture,” Edwards said. 

Thanks to her childhood growing up on a dairy farm and participating in 4-H, Edwards has already bonded with the animals at Hereford, mentioning the cows as her favorite barnyard friends on campus by far.