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Sarah Guest

Welcome to FAVE!!  Here's a little information about myself!  My family and I have lived in Decatur for 10 years now.  We have three sons: Griffin (7), Worth (6), and Archie (2.5).  Griffin and Worth attend Westchester Elementary. 

I completed my undergrad degree from the University of Georgia.  I earned my Masters degree in Reading Education from Georgia State University, and my Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I am also Gifted Endorsed and a certified Reading Specialist.  This will be my 16th year teaching and my 46h year at the 4/5 Academy.  

In my classroom, I love seeing engaged and enthusiastic learners.  I enjoy teaching through high-interest texts and media of all kinds: novels, picture books, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, current events, poetry, and more! I encourage students to be risk-takers in their learning and creativity.  I believe in inquiry-based learning and hands-on math to help students understand at a deeper level. I love learning about students as individuals and celebrating their strengths and also finding ways to help them grow!