Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Mrs. Erin Gorter

 

Headshot of Mrs. Erin Gorter

Professor

OFFICE:   10-246

PHONE:   756-5362

EMAIL:    ekthomps@calpoly.edu


Erin Gorter is third generation born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California.  She attended San Luis Obispo high School where she was an active member of the FFA, graduating in 1999.  Gorter earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 2004.  She then spent time in the telecommunications industry prior to returning to school to complete her teaching credential at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Agriculture Education from Cal Poly in 2011.  Currently, she is enrolled in the Texas Tech University and Texas A&M University Doc @ Distance Program pursuing an Ed.D. in Agricultural Education.

Gorter taught agriculture and leadership courses at San Luis Obispo High School (2008-2010) and Templeton High School (2010-2014).  Last year, Erin was a Teacher in Residence in our department teaching a variety of classes and supervising student teachers.  She currently serves as the President for the South Coast Region CATA and is the Program Director for the South Coast Region Agricultural Education Consortium; a California Career Pathways Trust grant recipient.  Gorter was influenced by her high school agriculture teachers to choose agriculture education as a career and hopes to instill the same passion in others.

Erin and her husband, Travis, live in Atascadero with their three dogs TJ, Rowdy, and Lady.  She enjoys gardening and has recently started an extensive home brew operation with her husband where they are looking forward to brewing with their home-grown hops.

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