Sarah was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended the Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse back when it was still “little”. Ms. Ilise was her Kindergarten teacher. For Sarah, working at Hollywood Schoolhouse feels like coming home.
She received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College and went on to earn her teaching credentials at UCLA.
Sarah was previously a private preschool administrator then an enrichment program coordinator before she realized her innate connection with children deserved fuller exploration. She took on the role of Hollywood Schoolhouse’s Librarian in January, 2017 and has truly never been happier. She loves reading to and with students and most of all, igniting philosophical investigations into the ways in which our world works. She openly shares her passion for writing, language, music and the power of positivity. She also loves to talk about our environment, humankind’s connection to Mother Nature, responsibility and how to give back.
Sarah is honored to be able work so closely with students to spread profound appreciation for literacy, communication and creativity. She believes education is as much about self-discovery as it is consideration of our world and introduces themes in the Library with that in mind.
(not a fair question) Fiction : Play It As It Lays – Joan Didion, YA : I Was A
Teenage Fairy – Francesca Lia Block, Sabriel – Garth Nix, Poetry : Rumi, Edna St. Vincent Millay
Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
Oogum Boogum – Brenton Woods, every song by Édith Piaf
Favorite HSH Event/Tradition:
Book Fair, duh!