Mr. Michael Erreca

Phone: 205-379-5250

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Mr. Michael Erreca

The 2019-2020 school year marks my 16th year in education and I am fortunate enough to have spent all but two of those years in Pleasant Grove. In my 14 years as a Spartan I have been a teacher, coach, lead mentor, and now serve as an assistant principal. I make no effort to hide my school spirit and Spartan pride. We are a school on the rise. We have shown consistent growth on our state report card over the past few years. Our athletic teams regularly make the playoffs and deep runs in the state tournaments. Our band, choir, and theater programs earn accolades in the competitions they enter and are recognized across the state as top tier programs. PGHS is a great school and everyday I am excited to see what kind of great things our teachers, students, and staff will do. It is my goal to provide an academic environment that allows students to pursue their interests. We have students earning college credits while still in high school, students making the commitment to serve our nation in the service, and others building technical skills demanded by the job market that will lead to gainful employment directly after graduation. I am proud to be a part of a school offering a path forward for students with such a diverse array of goals like we have at PGHS. 

My contributions to the success of Pleasant Grove High School would not be possible without the support of my family. I have been married to an exceptionally supportive and understanding wife, Sarah, for 12 years. We have three daughters aged 9, 6, and 3 years old that keep us busy with the numerous activities they are involved in. There may be no bigger fan of the Spartans than my oldest. She regularly attends ball games, both home and away, and it allows me to spend some time with her while also serving the school. 
 
Longevity at a school provides numerous benefits and one is the opportunity to see students grow and develop. It is a special privilege to hand a young adult their diploma at the Alabama Theater and reflect upon knowing them since they walked into the building as a 7th grader or since they were elementary school students tagging along with their big sister to varsity basketball games. It can be a sobering reminder of how old I am, but it is also brings a sense of pride in being a PGHS Spartan that is hard to describe and one that I wouldn't trade for the world.
 
Go Spartans!