Language Arts and Literature Studies Teacher
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education and Youth Development, Plymouth State University
Sarah Ober has over 15 years of experience in teaching. She specialized in Language Arts and Literature Studies. Sarah joined Maine Connections Academy in 2020. Mrs. Ober shares more below.
Why I Became A Teacher
My mom was a sixth grade teacher for 46 years and that is the only thing I wanted to do. The first 8 years of my career I spent teaching in the same hallway as my mom and I can't even put into words how valuable and enjoyable that experience was. Most of my teaching has been centered on middle school students but I did have years of being a teaching principal at a small independent elementary school in Maine.
The Online School Experience at Maine Connections Academy
I love the freedom to tailor the work to individual students. While I may not sit a physical classroom with my students at Maine Connections Academy, LiveLesson® rooms are full of lively, engaging discussions and help sessions are much easier to arrange. I have also found the people to be welcoming, friendly and a lot of fun to work with.
I ask a lot of open-ended questions that often lead to students participating in discussions during Live Lessons. One of the things I have found is that when students know you are interested in them and their success, it is easier to get them interested in your content area.
My favorite way to pass time is out on a golf course. It could be a disc golf course or a regular golf course, but either way, I’m happy when I am out there. I also enjoy finding lesser-known swimming holes, especially ones where my chocolate lab can swim and fetch sticks.
The biggest lifelong skill that Maine Connections Academy teaches our students is how to advocate for yourself while finding your independence.
— Ms. Ober