We'd like you to meet Erick, a real kid in a real school who reminds us what teaching is all about.

Every time we watch his story, we feel hopeful for the future and grateful for teachers.

There's an “Erick” in every classroom, every school — and his story reminds us of the power of education to close gaps and open doors.


Episode 2: Erick's Story

Erick's Story is Episode 2 in our documentary series: If You Had the Words… Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we roll out the rest of the series.

These inspiring people — and their stories — are the heart and soul of every school. If you have a story you'd like to share, drop us a line at support@vocabulary.com.

Vocabulary.com would like to thank Meridian Hill Pictures, the award-winning filmmakers who brought these special stories to life. It was an honor to collaborate with their talented team.

We'd also like to thank the following schools and their administrators, staff and students for their generosity during this project: Nimitz High School, Buck Lodge Middle School, Margate Middle School.