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My name is Sara McLaughlin. This is my first year teaching at Sunnyvale High School, and my eighth year teaching overall. I have taught all levels of English in my career, and I am so excited to be taking over the English III and IV Honors and English III and IV Dual Credit classes here at SHS.
My class is rigorous, but very rewarding. I love to challenge my students, but I also love to help them rise to the challenges I set before them--not just leave them hanging. My goal is to be a helpful and approachable teacher and facilitator of my students' learning.
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in English in 2007, and I earned my M.Ed. from A&M in 2008. Trying to satisfy a thirst for continued learning, I began a Masters in Literature program at Southern Methodist University in 2010, where I completed the additional 18 hours of graduate coursework necessary to teach at the college level. Though I have temporarily suspended that course of study, it is my plan to one day return to SMU to finish the degree.
I so love staying in contact with my students and their parents, so please feel comfortable contacting me if you have any further questions.