Social Studies

Phone: 719-495-1149 ext. 2266


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in History from University of Colorado, Boulder B.F.A. in Film Production from University of Colorado, Boulder M.A. in Humanities from University of Chicago Teaching Certificate in Secondary Social Studies Education from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Erik Klostermann

Though I was born in San Diego, I have lived in Colorado since I can remember (except for a short stint in Chicago for my masters). I grew up in Monument and went to Lewis-Palmer before going to Boulder to get my degrees in Film Studies and History. After working on various film projects post-college, I decided I wanted to get my masters at the University of Chicago, where I received my degree in Humanities which allowed me to look at history through various lenses. Instead of the purely political and economic standpoint of history, we looked at it through a social, philosophical lens while using art and philosophy to gain a deeper understanding of history. This is my 4th year at Vista Ridge, and I love teaching Social Studies while also helping with the theater program, assisting with lights and sound for our shows. I have taught AP US History, AP Comparative Government, AP US Government, Psychology, US History, and American Government.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Information Regarding E-Learning:

-I will be using Schoology as my main platform

-Office Hours:

2nd Period Psychology: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:10-10:45

3rd Period Psychology: Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:25-1:00

4th Period AP US History: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:05-2:40

6th Period AP US History: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:25-1:00

7th Period Psychology: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:05-2:40

 Fridays: Open to anyone 12:00-12:30


Access to the Course:

Parents, if you would like to keep track of what is happening in the course and due dates, you can login using an access code that you can receive by emailing me. Here is a link to help you get access:


Link for APUSH Calendar due dateswebcal://

Import the above link into your calendar app to see the day when assignments are due.