Sarah Cascante

Sarah attended Hollywood Schoolhouse back when it was still the “Hollywood Little Red Schoolhouse” and our Head of School, Ms. Ilise, was her Kindergarten teacher. For Sarah, being the Librarian at HSH feels very much like a home away from home.

She received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College, then went on to earn her early childhood teaching credentials at UCLA. She is currently a second-year master’s student in Multicultural Education at Texas A&M University.

Sarah was previously a preschool administrative assistant then an enrichment program coordinator before she realized her innate connection with children deserved fuller exploration. She took on the role of Teacher/Librarian in January 2017 and has truly never been more fulfilled. She loves learning with and from students, getting students excited about and inspired by reading, books and stories and most of all, using varied forms of storytelling – oral, digital, and written – to ignite critical consciousness. 

Sarah is honored to be able to work closely with all HSH students to develop culturally-responsive literacy programs that foster profound appreciation for not only literacy, but also social justice, creativity, self and communal care. Sarah openly shares her passion for music, spoken word, and the power of positivity. She believes education is as much about self-discovery as it is critical consideration of our world, and introduces themes in the library with that in mind.

Favorite Food:

Breakfast burritos

Favorite Book:

(not a fair question

Favorite picture book: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Favorite chapter book: Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Favorite Album:

Little Girl Blue – Nina Simone

Favorite Song:

Every song by Adrianne Lenker

Favorite HSH Event/Tradition:

Book Fair!