Evan Egerer

Bilingual Third Grade Teacher in the Pasco School District, Self-Employed Musician

Pasco, Washington

Class of 2010, Integrated Studies-Language Arts major

Evan Egerer is passionate about being a bilingual teacher. Currently working as a bilingual third-grade teacher for the Pasco School District, he loves working with Hispanic students, growing their literacy and oral skills in both English and Spanish, and watching them rise to new levels as they take their first rounds of national testing. In addition, Egerer is a self-employed musician and aims to show God’s love to his audiences.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

I graduated with a major in integrated studies-language arts and a certification in elementary education, so I wouldn’t be a teacher without it. Also, I met my wife the first day of freshman year, and I wouldn’t be adopting and fostering animals without her influence. She’s also the one who pushed me to start my music career, so I guess I owe my music career to SPU, too!

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

I definitely remember Dr. Tom Amorose, who was an incredibly kind person who made me smile. I only got to take one class with him, but his teaching style was passionate, and he remembered me for years. The fact that he seemed to genuinely care about me was a big positive point in my time there.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, the greatest opportunities for growth are never in comfortable places.