Sarah Story was recently chosen as the East Side Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Sarah is a self-employed special education teacher on the East Side. Originally from Mt. Pleasant, Texas, she came to Magnolia in 2009 to attend Southern Arkansas University. She taught on the East Side and received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2013. Sarah continued her education by pursuing and earning her Master’s in Special Education in 2015. She has worked for the Magnolia School District for 9 years. years. Her East Side family helped her plan her wedding to Andrew Story in 2016 and regaled her with motherhood stories as she prepared to welcome their son Theo into the world in 2018. The East Side family have been by her side throughout the ups and downs of life, and she says they are the reason she is the teacher she is today. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading psychological thrillers and listening to true crime podcasts. Her goal as a teacher is for each of her students to know that they are valued and important. She once saw a quote that read, “Just because a student is non-verbal doesn’t mean they have nothing to say.” She enjoys helping students, both verbal and non-verbal, learn to express themselves and explore their world, while developing their social and academic skills. The greatest moments for her are when she sees her students begin to grasp concepts they have struggled with in the past, whether it is a student who is only beginning to communicate using their voice or another system. communication or tackling an academic skill they have long struggled with. She became a teacher because she believes that if we want to change the world, we do it by educating children and teaching them empathy, reasoning, communication and to believe in themselves. She is honoured, touched and grateful to have been chosen by her peers to represent East Side as Teacher of the Year. It would be her privilege to be chosen as Teacher of the Year for the district where she began her journey as a student teacher and which continues to provide her with opportunities while challenging her to be the best teacher. it can be for his students and his peers.
Print Title: SARAH STORY CHOSEN TEACHER OF THE YEAR AT EAST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL