Sarah Hallam '12

Sarah Hallam '12

Sarah Hallam ’12 (Glen Burnie, Md.) teaches at the same elementary school she attended as a child.

Sarah, a fourth grade teacher at Southgate Elementary School in the Anne Arundel County School District, has the opportunity to work with and learn from teachers she had when she attended the school. She and her co-workers are focused on getting the newest generation of Tigers excited about learning.

“York College taught me that student interest is vital in student achievement,” said Sarah, an elementary education/special education grad. “I can honestly say that every one of my professors provided me with information and advice that I apply daily in my classroom."

One professor that contributed to her success was Robert Lindsay.

 “His classes were always beneficial, inspirational and fun,” she said. “He taught us what we needed to know in a way that every teacher should teach. He got to know his students and made sure we were successful.”

Sarah’s advice to current and prospective students would be to never give up on your dreams, and always be open to new experiences and opportunities.

“Make sure when you get the job, be the teacher you always wanted to be,” she said. “I get to make a difference in the lives of children every day, and that, makes it all worth it.”

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