Husband: Nathan

Children: Daniel (CCS ’31) & Edith (CCS ’35)

Education: Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Wittenberg University. Masters in Teacher Leadership, Wright State University. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Trained, American College of Education.

Profession:  First-grade teacher

Strengths Sara brings to the board: Sara has been teaching for over 20 years and has a vast knowledge of curriculum, behavior supports, and interventions. Most of Sara’s professional career has been in special education, serving families and children who are dealing with disabilities that impact their learning. She now teaches at Deer Park Community School District as a first-grade classroom teacher, staying updated on research and science regarding education, especially in the areas of reading and math. Sara hopes to bring a Bible-focused and highly competitive education to all CCS students so that they can enter higher education, the work world, or as a homemaker, being centered in Christ and able to reach their fullest potential.

Whenever Sara has a day off from her teaching job, she can be found at her own children’s school, volunteering and hanging out with the children God has blessed her to lead. Sara loves to cook and garden. Sara is very passionate about children and yearns to serve them in a holistic manner.

Personal testimony: I was raised as an only child in a loving Christian home. My father was a political refugee from Lebanon, and my mother was a Cincinnati-born and raised girl. Growing up in rural Ohio and attending church every Sunday was an integral part of the foundation for my beliefs in family, country, and God. The earlier half of my life was tumultuous as a Christian. I believed wholeheartedly but didn’t always follow God. In my early twenties, my father became terminally ill. Soon after his passing, my mom became sick. My father’s passing of cancer was fast, but my mother’s was more than a decade-long battle. Having gone through this experience, I learned to lean into God and trust him more than myself. I am now able to witness about these principles to others. I also see God’s miracles and blessings clearer than I did before. I still stumble and admit my sins, but I strive to show God’s love daily to all people. Today, whenever I feel led astray by the enemy or my own free will, I pray for the Holy Spirit to guide me through so that I am making the best decisions for God’s will, not mine.