Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore
Orton-Gillingham Reading, K-8, Sharon Elementary School and Pond Road Middle School
1st year

What teacher had the biggest influence on you as a student & why?:

My 7th grade math teacher, Carrie Strasburger, had the biggest influence on me as a student. Math is the subject I struggle with most. When I was in middle school, it was almost impossible for me to feel successful in a math class. Mrs. Strasburger motivated me, presented multisensory lessons related to math, always had an intriguing puzzle to solve on the board and was the first person to teach me how to ice skate on a class trip. Mrs. Straburger and I are still in contact 20 years later and she has served as a mentor to me through my own teaching journey.

Favorite books: The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman or “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J K Rowling     

Hobbies: Reading, Vegetarian Cooking, Gardening

Favorite color: Green

Favorite meal: Gnnochi alla Sorrentina 

Favorite musician or musical group: Bob Dylan

Favorite sports team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite TV show: “The Office”

Favorite Movie: “Coraline”

Three for dinner: J K Rowling because her books have molded so much of my childhood and perspectives on the world. 

Richard Branson because he is a huge advocate for dyslexia and is constantly redesigning the landscape to make the world more accessible for children with language based learning disabilities. 

Charles Dickens because I love him as an author and as a social progressive. He was able to make cultural changes for the better (orphanages, debtors prison) during the time in which he lived. 

Proudest moment on the job: Watching students light up when they start to see their own progress. 

Favorite hidden talent: I can sing opera.

What inspires you?: Positive people and environments that diligently work to help children see their potential and find a love of learning. 

How do you make connections with students?: Finding common interests that we share.

If you could pass on your wisdom regarding your job what would you share: Make positive choices every day. Be the person that encourages children to want to come to school.

Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

What makes a good day at school?: When my students are happy!

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