Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Art in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies K-12 Certified in Art ESL Certified
Hello students, parents, and Mendenhall family! My name is Ericka Pomponio and I am very privileged to teach the amazing artists of Mendenhall Elementary! I grew up in north Texas in both Birdville ISD and Southlake Carroll ISD. I graduated from Carroll Senior High school in 2004. I attended college at the University of North Texas, where I earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies from the College of Fine Arts in 2010. I realized shortly after graduation that I had a passion for teaching and missed working creatively with fellow artists, which lead me to seek alternative certification to teach. After completing my alternative certification from ACT Dallas, I was very happily hired to teach at Mendenhall Elementary in the Fall of 2012.
The Mendenhall Elementary students and staff are the very best to work with; I am very honored and blessed to be a Longhorn! My goal as a teacher is that all my students feel accepted, encouraged and are empowered to create Art that is uniquely their own. I am currently serving as an Elementary Cluster Leader for the Visual Arts department in PISD. The PISD Art program is truly one of the very best in the state. When I am not teaching, I enjoy many hobbies including painting, baking and gardening, just to name a few. I am married to my husband, John, and we have a son, Ashton, and a daughter, Emma!