Upper School Spanish Teacher
With nearly two decades in education, Sarah spent 13 years teaching middle school Spanish in San Francisco. She loves telling silly stories, playing games, and learning new jokes in class before joining Black Pine Circle in 2023. She is a firm believer in instructional strategies that employ comprehensible input and integrating reading in all levels of language class. Sarah received her B.A. in Spanish and urban studies from Stanford University and her M.A. in foreign language education from the University of Texas at Austin. She studied in Chile and Costa Rica and has led student trips to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Spain, Costa Rica, and China. A native of California, Sarah is honored to call West Berkeley home and thrilled to be a part of the Black Pine Circle community.
Why I Work with Children
They understand my humor.
A Favorite Book
Recently, I enjoyed Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett.
My birthday is April 1st, no joke!