Sarah Neitzell

I'm very excited to be starting my third year at Spero Academy, but this year as a teacher! I've been a paraprofessional at Spero for two years working in the PLS level. The Spero community (particularly the students) inspired me to return to school for a Master's degree in Special Education: Academic Behavioral Strategy and Autism Spectrum Disorders- which I will be finishing up during the 2019-2020 school year. I also hold a BS in Elementary Education and Children/Family Studies from North Central University. A combination of all of these experiences inform my potential/strengths based approach to education. I believe in empowering each student to achieve success through a safe and positive environment and high expectations. 
When I'm not at Spero, I can usually be found creating  (painting, sewing, print-making) or traveling. I plan to integrate an artful approach to my teaching that fosters a curiosity for the world. This year will be one of growth and exploration for my students and I look forward to learning from them!