USD 490 hired Erin Nichols as the new assistant principal at El Dorado High School beginning the 2021-2022 school year.
Erin graduated from Southwestern College with bachelor degrees in Education and Vocal Performance and from Baker University with masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and School Leadership.
Erin has been in education for 22 years, 18 of which were spent in Wichita Public Schools as an English Language Arts teacher, instructional coach, and full-release new teacher mentor. She taught at El Dorado Middle School for 4 years before accepting a position as Assistant Principal at Northeast Magnet High School in Wichita. Erin teaches classes for the Teacher Apprentice and Transition to Teaching Programs at Wichita State University and designs and facilitates professional learning for the Kansas Mentor and Induction Center.
Erin and her husband, Jason, live in El Dorado with their two daughters, Madeline and Riley. Madeline will be a senior at EHS next year, and Riley will be a 7th grader at EMS. Erin is an avid Disney fan and travels to Disney World as often as she can. She spends her time cheering on her family at all their sporting events and activities. Erin is thrilled to be returning to USD 490!