About Us - Sara

About Sara

My family is my heart. My very favorite thing to do is spend time as a family doing something exciting (like iFly, indoor skydiving(pictured here)). In addition to reading voraciously, I love to bake (when there is time), exercise, listen to podcasts (All. The. Time.), and watch trashy reality shows. Sorry. My TV game is not strong, but it is oh, so entertaining. 

Likes & Dislikes

Likes:

  • The beach​

  • Spending time with my kids and husband

  • Exercise

  • Reading (Obviously)

  • Reality Television (specific shows shall remain nameless)

  • Dark Chocolate

  • Red Wine

  • All the clothes and fashion

  • Girls' Night

  • Going to the Movies

  • Memoirs

  • Harry Potter and Wonder Woman 

  • Animals wearing glasses

Dislikes:

  • Tuna

  • A lot of attention

  • Science fiction (with a few exceptions)

  • Being late to work or a meeting

  • Trying to read a giant book (over 400 pages), even if it is the best book ever written.

  • Reading email

  • Long meetings

  • Talking politics

Favorite Books & Authors

Holy Moly. This is a tough one. I have read all of John Green's work. He is one of my favorites. Mostly, I read for content and by recommendation, so often I don't read based on the author of a book. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird. I have read it over 10 times. (I taught it for years.) The following are books that I have really enjoyed recently:

  •  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge  

  • The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

This isn't even the tip of the iceberg, but alas, I don't have infinite room.

Teaching Background

Well, my career did not start out in teaching. I actually worked for 8 years in banking, marketing, and finance. I earned my MBA while working full time and THEN decided to switch careers to teaching. AND I became a middle school English teacher. Who knew? Not a normal progression, but one that I have never regretted for a minute. I taught English for 6 years. All of those years were spent in 8th grade. Typically when I say I taught 8th graders, I get a deer in the headlights from my conversational partner. However, I loved my 8th graders, and miss them now that I am out of the classroom.

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