Welcome to the Link Program!

I am Erick Walker and this is my seventh year as the Special Education teacher of the Link Program here at Kent Mountain View Academy. Before becoming a teacher, I was a sports reporter for a variety of newspapers both daily and weekly. I still do some freelance writing from time to time for a couple baseball magazines, but my passion is working with the students and the gifted paraprofessionals on a daily basis in the Link Program.

In the Link classroom, we focus on a variety of academic and non-academic subject areas. A routine, six-period day includes: Online Science, Middle School/High School Language Arts, High School Language Arts, Mathematics and Success Skills. The Success Skills class focuses on the following areas: emotional management, task completion, academic intervention, executive functioning skills, working in groups, life skills, thinking patterns, study habits and characteristics that are essential for success in daily life. 

The Link program has students that range from grade 7 through 12. Several of the students who are in the program have been here for several years. One of the most rewarding aspects about the continuity of the program is having the opportunity to watch the same students grow and progress as they get older.

If you have any questions regarding the Link Program, my email is: Erick.Walker@kent.k12.wa.us.

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The double-rainbow photo was taken after a rainstorm just a block away from Kent Mountain View Academy.