Erica Manville is an artist and art educator and has lived and worked in Berkshire County since 2006. She is the Vice-Chairwoman of the North Adams Public Arts Commission, which she helped to found and organize. She is currently the Third Grade teacher at Pine Cobble School, and she brings to this position 11 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings K-12, a Masters degree in education from MCLA, and a background in the arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University. She has been working in North Adams for a decade, both at BART Charter School and North Adams Public Schools. In that time, she has formed strong partnerships with MCLA, Williams College, Kidspace at MASS MoCA, and other area organizations, connecting students with the wider community. She has a particular love of project-based arts integration, and she seamlessly weaves together subjects for total mastery of learning for students. Understanding children and how they learn is what Erica is all about.