Elementary School Teacher
Master's degree, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Sara Walters began teaching in 1998 and joined Oklahoma Connections Academy in 2011. She previously taught fourth and
fifth grades, and now teaches third- and fourth-grade language arts. Learn more about Ms. Walters below:
Why I Became a Teacher
I became a teacher because I relish those moments when something finally clicks with a student, and they are at their
The Benefits of K‒12 Online Learning
I love to spend more time with students in a one-on-one manner. I’m not constantly trying to divide my attention between
many people at once. When teaching at an online school, you get to know the whole family. I spend time talking to
parents and get to know more about the students’ lives outside of the classroom.
The Online School Experience at Oklahoma Connections Academy
Students who attend Oklahoma Connections Academy get a comprehensive curriculum that challenges them. They learn time
management and self-motivation.
At the elementary level, parents play a big role. Students aren’t at the point where they can just learn from a
computer. Learning Coach involvement is necessary for student success.
I love to spend more time with students in a one-on-one manner.
— Ms. Walters
I like to travel and take pictures. I also spend time camping and reading.