Some Things To Know About Me!
Hi! My name is Sarah Flood, formerly known as Ms. Strain. This will be my third year teaching elementary education, and my second year teaching first grade here as a part of the IC Imagine team. I started school at Warren Wilson College where I completed my Bachelors of the Arts with a primary focus in printmaking in 2012. I decided to take a year off from school after that milestone, where I met an incredible family who I nannied for. I had the pleasure of working with them and watching their children grow up while I obtained my Elementary Education Licensure from UNC Asheville. I had the privilege of student teaching at Evergreen Community Charter School in the fourth grade. I learned and practiced a holistic approach to teaching and have been able to see the positive results of this style in teaching throughout my three years of experience.
Before I became a nanny, I taught private and group swim lessons to children and adults of all ages at the downtown YMCA for around 5 years here in Asheville. I also worked in the Youth Development Center for around the same amount of time. My experience at the YMCA paved the way for me to become an educator. This was where I made the realization that education was my calling and how important shaping our youth is in order to have a bright, innovative and positive future within our world.
How I Spent My Summer!
I spent my summer getting married, enjoying lots of fun times with friends and family, seeing some great music, enjoying the beach, river and local waterfalls, witnessing plenty of fabulous sunsets, grilling some yummy food, hiking beautiful mountains, and spending quality time with my husband (Joyner) and puppies (Biggy & Zoe) ! Most importantly, I was able to reset and get excited for all of the new Champions and families I get to have in my life!