Phone: West Phone: 847-451-3198


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A Teaching of French-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign M.A in Middle and Secondary Curriculum & Instruction, Option in Language Arts and Reading-California State University, Los Angeles Ed.D in Educational Leadership-UCLA ESL Principal Endorsement

Dr. Erin Higgins


I teach French I, III and AP at West Leyden. I graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a major in French. I studied abroad in Montpellier, France for one year at L'Université de Montpellier, Paul Valéry. After graduation I taught all levels of French 1-AP in Los Angeles where I received a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from UCLA. 


I have three brothers and three sisters, and an even bigger extended family. I grew up in Hoffman Estates, IL and attended Schaumburg High School. I was a competitive cheerleader and participated in Concert Choir, French Club, French Honor Society, Foreign Exchange Club, and NHS. 


I live with my fiancé and two dogs in Chicago. I love coaching soccer and cheerleading, reading, and traveling. I have been to 27 countries and hoping to add more to the list very soon!