Winooski School District

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Sara Raabe

I live in Shelburne with my husband, Abou Becker, our 10 year old daughter Anais, and our puppy George. I spend a lot of time with my family, at the lake, and skiing.
Education:

  • Saint Michael’s College
    Winooski, Vermont
    Graduate Coursework
    Major: Principal as Leader Course
    2011 to 2012
  • University of Vermont
    Burlington, VT, Vermont
    Master of Public Administration
    Major: Masters in Educational Leadership
    2007 to 2010
  • The Champlain Valley Education Center at Champlain College
    South Burlington, Vermont
    Graduate Coursework
    Major: 21st Century Technology Teams Institute
    July 2009
  • Saint Michael’s College
    Winooski, Vermont
    Graduate Coursework
    Major: Education
    2004 to 2005
  • Bank Street College of Education
    New York, New York
    Graduate Coursework
    Major: All Kinds of Minds Certificate
    2000
  • University of Vermont
    Burlington, Vermont
    Bachelor of Education
    Major: Elementary Education
    Minor: Art and Environmental Science
    1996 to 1999

Work Experience:

  • Lothrop Elementary
    Principal
    Pittsford, Vermont
    July 2013 – June 2015
  • Swanton Elementary
    Assistant Principal
    Swanton, Vermont
    July 2011 – June 2013
  • Charlotte Central School
    5th and 6th Grade Teacher
    Charlotte, Vermont
    July 2006 – June 2011
  • Isle La Motte Elementary School
    2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade Teacher
    Isle La Motte, Vermont
  • July 2004 – June 2006
  • Overcoming Obstacles
    Curriculum Writer
    New York, New York
    Jun 2004 – Oct 2004
  • The Alexander Robertson School
    4th Grade Teacher and School Science Coordinator
    New York, New York
    Aug 1999 – Jun 2004

What has been your greatest learning experience? (in or out of school)
I learn new things from the students, staff, and families every day. Each person comes with unique background and set of skills, and I love that I can learn something each day because of this.

Who do you admire and why?
My parents have been together for almost 50 years. They raised 5 children together, and have strong relationship as well as individual personalities and interests. They have been excellent role models for all of their children.

I also deeply admire my husband. He moved to Vermont without ever driving a car before, or living outside a major city. Since we got married, he has mastered English (his third language), gotten his GED, completed trade school, and now works for the USPS. He is a wonderful father to our daughter as well!

What do you love about your current WSD position and the WSD community?
I am incredibly fortunate to be starting my new position as the principal at JFK. The diversity of the community, and the wonderful things happening in the WSD everyday make me excited about the 2015-16 school year.