Sarah Yanuck

Assistant Teacher, Fifth/Sixth Grade

BA, Environmental Studies, Vassar College


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After realizing in college that I wanted to teach, arriving in the classroom has brought a host of new joys and challenges, which keep me engaged and grateful to be a teacher. It is meaningful and touching to walk with students through this tender, exciting time in their lives. Getting to know them each individually and affirming and drawing out their unique personalities is a part of my job that I treasure.

As an undergraduate, I took a course with the snazzy title, “Education for Peace, Justice and Human Rights.” I’ve been hooked ever since. As an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Education, I practiced designing values-driven curricula for environmental justice. In one particular class, I trained in intergroup facilitation, and had the honor of joining a small team of student facilitators who designed and led campus dialogues about race.

I have two years of experience at Germantown Friends School — including one year as a sixth grade science teacher and advisor and one year as a Quaker service fellow. I have also been an academic tutor and social-emotional coach as an AmeriCorps member for City Year Philadelphia at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, and a leader fellow at Brown Environmental Leadership Lab. I have a degree in environmental studies from Vassar College.