Social Studies Department

Phone: 719-495-8800


Degrees and Certifications:

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 Psychology, 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.


2nd Period: AP Psychology

3rd Period: AP US History

4th Period: AP Psychology

5th Period: AP US History

6th Period: AP US History

8th Period: AP Psychology