Sari Star - Middle School Literature & Language Arts Teacher
What do you do at LPS?
I am a Language Arts / Reading teacher in the Middle School! This is my 5th year at LPS, and for my first 3 years, I taught math!
Where were you before you came to LPS?
Before LPS, I worked at a private special education school in Potomac, Maryland. It's a very similar population to LPS, but much smaller (35 students in the entire school)!
What is your favorite part of being an educator?
The "lightbulb" moment. It's such a fulfilling moment when a student has been struggling with a concept and then it finally clicks!!
Why did you get into education?
Throughout my K-12 years, school was always a challenge. So many teachers throughout elementary, middle, and high school helped me along the way and were so patient with me. I feel that teaching is my way to "give back" and help kids as other teachers have done for me. Although every student is different, I feel like I've been in my students shoes and can relate to them in that way.
What is the best book you have ever read?
I was never a big reader, but one of the silver linings of quarantine was diving into so many good books! I can't pick just one, but some favorites are Malibu Rising, Northern Spy, and Verity.
What shows are you currently binge watching?
I am currently watching the Dropout on Hulu. It's so captivating!
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I like listening to Queen and other rock bands as well as country music!