“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” Ann Lieberman
Teaching, advising, and online course design, are multiple roles Sarah has carried over the last thirteen years in education.
Sarah’s teaching style is rooted in building relationships with students first before she can teach. As a deeply empathetic teacher, who makes great effort to understand the needs of her students, her primary focus is on developing positive relationships with students as the key to successful learning. Whatever the role, Sarah approaches the work with professionalism, creativity, and expertise.
Sarah completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary and went on to teach in the public system in a multi-grade blended classroom model. With a wide variety of teaching environments, both virtually and in-person, a deeper understanding of education ensued. Her experiences taught her that grade level teaching is not a one-size-fits-all approach for students. It was this recognition that fueled her decision to continue her own learning journey by moving to Sweden where she completed her Masters of Science in International and Comparative Education at the University of Stockholm.
It was by a colleague’s referral that Sarah found Kaizen’s website, and at first sight, the role of an Executive Skills Coach was exactly what she wished she could focus additional time on with students in a classroom setting. The role of mentoring students to understand their learning strengths as the primary focus towards academic success is a dream come true.
Sarah’s teaching expertise areas are Language Arts, Social Studies and Academic Advising. Sarah’s technical background is extensive, as she currently teaches in an online environment. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, travelling, walking her dog, and running. In the summer, you will find her in B.C. on a beach, as this is where Sarah’s family resides.