Sarah McElroy

Sarah McElroy

Hollygrove Lead Teacher - TK-1st Grade

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I am one of the many Sarahs in the Larchmont community. I’m Sarah McElroy, often referred to as Sarah Mac. I have been part of the Larchmont community since 2006 as an afterschool coordinator, instructional aide, substitute teacher and lead kindergarten and first grade teacher. You will likely hear crazy voices, singing and lots of laughter coming from my classroom. I consider it my mission to foster each student’s sense of curiosity and spark a love of learning. I enjoy getting messy with art projects and silly with read alouds.

I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied psychology at the Ohio State University. Yes, I am a Buckeye; beware Michigan fans! I completed my multiple subject teaching credential at California State University Northridge. I enjoy photography, swimming, hiking and relaxing with my three cats (Walter, Fiona and Ella). I am also a proud Auntie to 3 nieces and a nephew.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Ohio State University majoring in Psychology and California State University Northridge majoring in Education

What is your highest degree held?
Bachelors of Arts

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
Simply put – the KIDS! I consider it a privilege to be part of each child’s journey to becoming a self-confident and compassionate individual who is aware of their impact on the world around them.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I have been working in education for 13 years. This is my fourth year as a classroom teacher.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I love LCS’ commitment to the development of the whole child. By fostering the academic, social, emotional and creative aspects of a child, I believe we are preparing students to be happy, kind and successful in their adult lives.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
A Big Ball of String by Marion Holland