Hi there! I’m Sarah, and I was born in Beijing, China but grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. I attended New York University, where I majored in History with a minor in Chemistry. During my time at NYU, I had the opportunity to be a health educator, and later leadership council member for Peer Health Exchange: A non-profit organization offering free health workshops to students of Title I Schools in New York City. My experience with PHE solidified my passion for teaching, and is a large part of the reason why I wanted to be a part of this program. I am also a former semi-professional figure skater, and a lifelong fan of the sport.
What about the residency are you most looking forward to?
I am the most excited about being able to build relationships with students, and learning the best and most effective ways of teaching my favorite subject. I am looking forward to the hands-on approach that a teacher residency promotes, and to be a part of students' lives in a positive way.
Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?
Mr. Kevin Cronin made me fall in love with history. Before taking Mr. Cronin's Atlantic Communities class, history was my least favorite subject. I didn't understand why I needed to memorize all these people, dates, and events. Mr. Cronin taught me that the last thing that the study of history is about is memorization, and that it is a continuing conversation.