Teachers are there to help students gain skills that will help them be informed and productive citizens.”

Sarah’s Story

Teaching Discipline

Chemistry and Physical Science

Why Science

“Science is everywhere you look; I like being able to see something and know how it works. It makes me appreciate everything around me.”

Professional Experience

During her undergraduate studies, Sarah worked as a Chemistry Teaching Assistant. As a graduate student, she worked as a Research Assistant in soil science. In this role, she created a qPCR primer that could detect E. coli.

Sarah also worked as a community volunteer tutor for Schools of Hope—a unique collaboration of the Madison Metropolitan School District, United Way of Dane County, and local area non-profit agencies designed to increase the academic performance of students of color and those from low-income families.

During the 2014–2015 academic year, she began teaching full time.

Hobbies

Sarah enjoys reading, watching television, traveling, whitewater kayaking and hip hop dancing.

Academic Background

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Certification in Secondary Science)
  • St. Norbert College (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry)