Sarah was born in Colorado and raised in France. She went to college in Montreal, taught in New York City, and got her M.Ed. in Washington D.C. For four years, she taught at a bilingual charter school in D.C., where she spent the last two years in a French immersion classroom. When her school adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, she found herself diving head first into teaching science (in French!) and loving it.
She moved to Reno in 2016, looking for better weather and a break from the classroom. She spent her first winter in the Tahoe area teaching children's skiing at Mount Rose. She got hooked on working with children outdoors and was excited when she found out about Sierra Nevada Journeys.
Sarah enjoys traveling, reading, learning and speaking different languages (French, Spanish, and Italian so far). She loves biking, hiking, and skiing. She is also a yoga and meditation enthusiast who loves to introduce children to a variety of mindfulness practices.
She holds a B.A. in psychology and international development from McGill University in Canada, as well as a Masters in general and special education from Lesley University.