Erika Smith

Academic Advisor and Spanish Teacher
Lakeview • Mountain View

Erika is the Academic Advisor & Spanish Teacher at Alpine Academy. She has been with Alpine Academy since 2016, and has taught many different courses including Spanish, Study Skills, English, PE, and History before becoming the Academic Advisor in 2022. Erika earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Teaching at Brigham Young University, and is planning to earn her Master’s of Education in the near future.

As Alpine’s Academic Advisor, Erika’s main responsibility is to create class schedules and track credits for the students in order to ensure that they are on a path to graduation. She finds it incredibly fulfilling to witness students who once were behind in their academics, make a complete turnaround and begin having positive expectations for their educational futures. Erika also thoroughly enjoys teaching Spanish at Alpine. She believes that at the core of teaching a new language is helping youth learn how to express themselves better and how to listen and learn from others. She loves teaching her students new things, seeing them step outside of their comfort zones, and seeing them grow from those experiences.

Erika believes that Alpine Academy is a place that provides hope at a pivotal time in her students’ lives, and she is beyond happy to be a part of that process.

Erika is a huge sports fan, and in the past worked as the head coach of the Stansbury High School Volleyball Team. She loves giving youth the opportunity to work hard at being the best they can be. When she’s not teaching, coaching, or cheering on the Utah Jazz, she can be found spending time with her husband and three young children.