asktheteacher-english - Silicon Valley High School

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Hi ,

I'm Sarah, your teacher for . Thank you for choosing to take my course.

I know that you will enjoy this English class. This class has high expectations and I have the confidence that you will be able to complete it with excellence! Since we are in the online environment, you will not get to see me on a regular basis, but I wanted to share a little bit about myself so that you can know me a just little bit better. I’m married and the proud mother of three girls and a boy! I love to travel, and I am a self-proclaimed Disney nut. My Bachelor's degree is in Business, and my Master's degree is in Education. I am also currently in a doctorate program with a focus on Educational Technology. I have two teaching credentials, Multiple Subject, and English. I have taught everything from K-3, Middle School English, and High School English, as well as Reading Intervention Classes. Reading is my passion and I hope that it will be shared with all of my students by the time they have finished my English classes. I encourage you to get ready to stretch your imaginations as we travel to many different places, times, and situations.

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