"The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action."-Herbert Spencer
Hello! My name is Sarah Park and I am currently a student at Grand Valley State University. I am an Education and Math double major with a minor in elementary certification. I have always had a passion for working with young people so I knew Education was the right path for me!
I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with many children of all different ages. This started for me in high school when I tutored elementary students in reading. In 2010, I was hired to work at a daycare center where I was an assistant teacher for more than 2 years. I have also been very fortunate to be a nanny for several families in my local community. I am a certified substitute teacher through Edustaff, where I serve Ottawa and Kent county schools.
I look forward to having my own classroom in the near future. One of my goals as a future educator is to have a warm, engaging classroom where students can express themselves and feel comfortable being who they really are. I want all of my students to have a positive learning experience and know that they have a teacher who truly cares about every one of them and wants them all to be successful. I am confident I will be able to provide a great atmosphere in my classroom in order to aid students in their learning.