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Welcome to First Grade! My name is Sara Swanson. This is my second year at Winecoff STEM Elementary. I was born and raised in a small town in New Jersey. I made the move to North Carolina in 2019 to accept my position as a first grade teacher at Winecoff and I am so grateful that I did! I graduated from Montclair State University with my Bachelors in Elementary Education (K-6) and English in 2014.
I believe in working hard and having fun! My goal as an educator is to create enthusiastic lifelong learners and inspiring a love of learning is the foundation for that. In New Jersey I worked in several different grade levels in various capacities, but first grade has proved to be my favorite because of their amazing growth from the beginning of the year to the end. It takes a lot of hard work to get there, but we have as much fun as possible! This year might look different than previous years, and there are a lot of unknowns, but I couldn't be more excited to jump right in and get started!