Sarah Sansbury



  • English Certification, Grades 6-12
  • Reading Endorsement, Grades 4-8
  • ESOL, Grades P-12
  • Gifted In-Field (Obtaining it in June 2017)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Augusta State University
  • B.A. in English, cum laude, Augusta State University Honors Program

Middle School Teacher (grade 7) at River Trail Middle School, Johns Creek, GA August 2016 – present

  • Teach language arts, on-level, advanced, and gifted courses, to mainstream and monitored ESOL students
  • Participate in the FCS Assessment Leadership Cohort
  • Chosen by faculty as a Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • Administer gifted testing
  • Hold regular morning help sessions throughout the week
  • Create and send out weekly parent newsletters; E-mail regularly to parents giving updates and positive feedback
  • Integrate one-to-one technology using Surface tablets
  • Sponsor Book Club

Middle School Teacher (grade 7) at Berry Middle School, Hoover, AL
November 2013 – present

  • Teach language arts and reading inclusion classes consisting of mainstream, ESOL, and special education students
  • Participate in an RTI Problem-Solving Team to monitor and evaluate students so that their individual needs are met through differentiated learning opportunities
  • Analyze data from standardized tests as well as formative assessments to guide lesson planning and pacing of units
  • Conduct student-led conferences and guide students to set personal educational goals to foster ownership and accountability
  • Integrate one-to-one technology using Google Classroom and other Google Apps to implement curriculum and communicate with students, parents, and guardians
  • Presented at Hoover City School Learn Teach Inspire Conference: “Formative Assessments Using Technology”
  • Spearheaded revival of The Phoenix literary magazine after several years without publication
  • Co-sponsor BANG! Comic Book and Graphic Novel Club
  • Volunteer Mentor for BEST Robotics Club

Adjunct Professor at University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
July 2013 – December 2013

  • Supervised student apprentices by reviewing lesson plans/units, observing teaching, and providing feedback and coaching

Writer at Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL
June 2011 – January 2013

Private Tutor, Cumming, GA
June 2011 – February 2013

  • Developed individualized lessons to help middle school and high school students in areas of reading, writing, and grammar

Middle and High School Teacher (grades 6, 8-9, 11-12) at King’s Ridge Christian School, Alpharetta, GA
August 2007 – May 2011

  • Taught general- and honors-level English and writing curricula
  • Supervised and published the school’s inaugural Burning Bright student literary magazine
  • Taught students who won the Georgia Municipal Association essay contest in 2010 and 2011

Middle and High School Teacher (grades 7-10) at Augusta Christian Schools, Martinez, GA
February 2005 – May 2007

  • Taught general- and honors-level English and writing curricula
  • Developed differentiated lessons for mainstreamed non-native English speakers
  • Taught students who won first, second, and third place in the annual Morris Museum of Art Short Story contest

Tutor at Assets Learning Center, Inc., Augusta, GA
October 2004 – February 2005

  • Created and delivered individualized curriculum for students receiving No Child Left Behind tutoring services

Middle School Teacher (grade 7) at Riverside Middle School, Evans, GA
July 2003 – May 2004

  • Taught language arts inclusion classes consisting of both mainstream and special education students
  • Conducted student-led conferences

Middle School Teacher (grades 6 and 8) at Episcopal Day School, Augusta, GA
January 2002 – June 2003

  • Taught critical reading and writing skills
  • Developed formal eighth grade language arts curriculum
  • Supervised and published The Paw Print student literary magazine