Photo by Vickers Photography
Riverwood Elementary Teacher of the Year Sarah Blair saw the profession as her mission field. This is her 14th year of teaching, 11 of those at Mustang.
When Blair was in high school, she was convinced she was going to be an oceanographer, studying killer whales. When the obsession passed, she set her sights on being a high school English teacher. Teaching the younger grades wasn’t for her.
“My senior year in high school, I was an aide for a transitional-first classroom,” she said. “That’s when I knew I had to be an elementary teacher. I declared my major going in as a freshman in college and never looked back.”