Erick Taggart joined the CSArts-SGV team in 2018 and has been a social studies and AVID teacher for eight years. Before coming to CSArts-SGV, he worked at South High School in Minneapolis, MN, and prior to that, he taught for two years overseas in Busan, South Korea, and for one year in Shanghai, China. Erick attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree, and he earned his Master’s in Teaching from the University of Southern California. Outside of teaching, he has been a debate coach with the Minnesota Urban Debate League and has worked with students on various clubs and committees, including Prom, Anime, and Dungeons and Dragons. In his free time, Erick likes to read (especially comic books), play board and role playing games, travel, cook and eat new foods, and go on short or multi-day hikes.