SARA NICHOLS

BOOK CLUB TEACHER (GRADES 6-12)
DRAMA TEACHER (GRADES 2-12)
WRITING TEACHER (GRADES 6-12)

EDUCATION
I was born and raised in Des Moines, attending Hoover High School.  I then went on to Drake University, earning my B.F.A in Theatre Education.  Later, I earned my Masters in Education from Viterbo University.  I am certified to teach English, Speech and Drama.

 

EXPERIENCE
I started my teaching career at East High School teaching Drama.  I then went on to teach English, Speech, and AP Literature and Composition at North High School for 12 years.  While teaching at North, I was an Asst. Drama Director directing plays, coaching events for Speech contest, constructing sets, designing costumes and lights, and more.  I then chose to stay home with my son.  During that time, I started and have continued to work for Cecelia Talley and DramaTykes teaching drama at daycares, preschools, and elementary schools.  I have been with HSAP since 2017.
 

INTERESTS
My family and I like to ride bikes, hike, read, walk our dog, and coach/watch our son participate in sports and the arts.

WHY I LOVE TEACHING
The ability to communicate effectively is a vital skill and I am proud that is what I get to teach.  Theatre and the communication arts is my passion.  I have been involved in the theatre since I was a child.  Sharing my love for theatre and communication with your children is a thrill.  Thanks so much!

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