Meet the Teacher and Aide


Hello, First Grade!

My name is Mrs. Erickson. I am your first grade teacher at St. Clare School. The following is some information about me.

This is my eleventh year at St. Clare  I am married to a wonderful man named Chris. We have a 13-year-old daughter named Isabella, a 9-year-old son named Calvin, and a dog named Kelly.  I grew up in Portland, and currently live in Happy Valley.  I love spending time with my family, camping, and trying new foods. I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science, and I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching from Concordia University. This is my thirteenth year teaching in the Catholic schools.

We have a busy year ahead of us! I am very excited to spend it with you!

Mrs. Erickson

Our fabulous teacher’s aide is Raemarie Arrigotti, affectionately known as Miss A.

Hi, I’m Miss A!

This is my 26th year at St. Clare. I love being in first grade! Prior to coming to St. Clare, I taught kindergarten at Sacred Heart. I love teaching children— especially the little darlings! I was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and have lived in beautiful Portland, Oregon, since 1962. I attended Sacred Heart School for first through eighth grades, and then went downtown to St. Mary’s Academy for high school. I graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. I was on the dance team at Gonzaga for four years and performed during halftime at basketball games.

I have one brother, George, who is older, and two younger sisters, Laureen and Coralynn. I feel truly blessed to be the mom of a wonderful 35-year-old son, David! I love spending time with family and friends, and shopping! I love Disneyland, Tinker Bell, and Betty Boop! My favorite food is ice cream!