Erin Napp, who graduated from Judson College with a dual BS in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a minor in Equine Studies, joins Oliverian as a dorm parents after several years at an all-boys alternative boarding school for at-risk youth. While she loved working with the young men there, she looks forward to creating new bonds with the young men and women of Oliverian.
While Erin’s three areas of study may not point directly to a career in education, she believes her expertise in these areas equips her to help teenagers learn to live their best and happiest lives. An avid Girl Scout growing up, she spent her teenage summers working with all age groups at summer camps; that’s how she discovered her affinity for working with teenagers. Ultimately, Erin hopes to start her own school one day, which will feature equine therapy for at-risk youth. Erin’s life philosophy is simple: travel often, do what makes you happy, and be kind to others.
What do you love most about Oliverian?
“What I love most about Oliverian is the joy I felt after visiting the campus and meeting the staff and students for the first time. It felt and looked like a happy place where everything and everyone flowed smoothly together. I look forward to becoming a part of this happy mixture and I hope to learn and grow alongside everyone here.”
What motivates you to work with kids?
“Your teenage years can be difficult. I hope to be in a position where I can help teenagers make their way through those years successfully and proudly.”