Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Special Education Masters in Cultural Foundations in Education
Ms. Erin Coogan
My name is Erin Coogan and I am a 7th year Special Education Teacher at West. I have worked in the Wauwatosa School District for 3 years now, and in MPS for the 4 years prior. I grew up in Wauwatosa, graduating from DSHA in 2008, and then I left Wisconsin to attend Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where I graduted with a Special Education degree in 2012. Luckily, Cincinnati was not hiring, so I was enouraged to return to my home state, where I have worked ever since. After about 3 years of working, I decided to further my education at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where I graduated with my Masters in Cultural Foundations in Education. When I am not working, I spent much of my time with my family, who still resides in Wauwatosa and my dog Benson (yes, named after Olivia Benson from Law and Order). I love the Packers, Xavier Musketeers basketball and Wisconsin Football.
I am currently the overseer of Special Education services in the English Department for all class levels. I also teach a Literacy for College and Career Readiness class.