Sarah (she/her) is the Lead Guide in the Sunflower classroom. She earned her AMI Diploma from Montessori Northwest, in conjunction with a M.Ed. in Montessori Education from Loyola University. For over a decade, she has worked in various educational settings from early childhood through adolescent programs, dedicating herself to the Montessori approach since completing her Montessori teacher training in 2014. Sarah is inspired by the very children she works with to strive to be a better teacher (and human) each day. She values learning how to best support the whole child through a trauma-informed, anti-bias and anti-racist lens. She is learning and growing alongside the children each day. Outside of school, Sarah loves spending time with her husband and dogs; baking; pulling weeds in the garden; hiking in nature; and staying engaged in mutual aid projects surrounding food insecurity and houselessness in our community.