FIRST GRADE-LEAD TEACHER: SARA YOKUM
I am excited to be teaching at Brent Elementary School this year! This will be my 10th year teaching and my 6th year teaching first grade. In the past, I have taught first and third grades, and I was also a Special Education teacher.
I graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a Collaborative Education Degree. This degree allowed me to be certified in both Elementary and Special Education. After teaching for 3 years, I knew that I had a passion for teaching reading, so I studied reading at the University of Arizona. I received a Masters in Reading and was certified as a Reading Specialist. I am a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Literacy and Language.
I currently live with my husband, David, and our dog (Teito), 2 cats (Mouse and Philo), and a rabbit (Mr. Bubbles)! We welcomed our first child, Ethan this summer! You can usually find me reading, playing soccer, or Skyping with my nephew Shelby.