George Lucas Educational Foundation

Erin Medeiros

English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Erin Medeiros teaches at Kanuikapono Learning Center, a K–12 Hawaiian-culture-focused school in Anahola on the island of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi. She is a National Board–certified English language arts and social studies teacher. Erin is passionate about language and hopes to grow her students’ capacities to be curious, read critically, write energetically, speak clearly, and listen attentively. She serves humbly as a Merwin Creative Teaching Fellow, which takes inspiration from Hawai‘i’s renowned poet W.S. Merwin. Erin earned a BA in history from Lewis & Clark College and an MEd from the University of Oregon. Erin loves learning from other educators and living where the hiking is good year-round on the east side of Kauaʻi with her husband and two daughters.


  • Literacy

    The Benefits of Memorizing Poetry

    When high school students spend time memorizing and reciting a poem, they develop confidence by engaging deeply with language.