Phone: 540-658-6360


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Penn State, Certificate in Skillful Teaching from Stafford County, and Seesaw Ambassador.

Mrs. Erin Chao

My name is Erin Chao (pronounced like "Chow") and this is my fifteenth year of teaching. Once upon a time, I myself was a Rockhill Raccoon and attended kindergarten a couple doors down from where I currently teach kindergarten! I come from a military family, so I moved around a lot growing up: in addition to Virginia, I've lived in Delaware, Pennsylvania, California, Louisiana, Japan, and, very briefly, England. With all that moving around, I somehow ended up back in Stafford for my senior year of high school and graduated from Colonial Forge. I then attended The Pennsylvania State University where I majored in Elementary and Kindergarten Education. After graduation, I worked as a first grade teacher at a small school in Central Florida. I consider myself to be from Stafford though, so the call of Virginia was too strong to ignore and I moved back here eleven years ago to be a kindergarten teacher at my former elementary school. 

My husband and I live here in Stafford with our two cats. In our free time, we love to travel, watch Penn State football, and work on the ever-growing list of projects around our home. My personal hobbies include reading, crafting, and cooking. As your little one will soon find out, my favorite time of year is fall and I adore ladybugs and cats.

I can not wait to get to know all about your little one!