MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Erich Landstrom, 42,
It’s OK with Erich Landstrom if you call him a science nerd.
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Who was an inspiration to you?
My dad was an electrical engineer, and my mother was a computer programmer, so there’s really no surprise there that I’d be into sciences.
That automated voice when you call Seminole Ridge High sounds awfully familiar.
Yup, that’s me. (Deepens voice) ‘Welcome to Seminole Ridge Community High School, home of the Hawks.’
Why is it so meaningful to you to not only be an applied sciences teacher, but a mentor to other teachers who teach this?
We know that if we train one teacher, we can reach 100 students. If you train 100 teachers, you can reach many thousands of students. That’s exciting.
What other hobbies to you have?
“I take taekwondo lessons together with my daughter (Lily, 8). I had a dream that we would both be black belts at the same time.”