Sarah Hagevik, Special Education

High Point, North Carolina

College or University
Vanderbilt University

Favorite Book
The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls; Wonder, by R.J. Palacio; anything by Roald Dahl

Favorite Food
Sweet potatoes and peanut butter (generally not together!)

Favorite Quote
“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

Although originally from North Carolina, I have now lived in Denver for 17 years. Because I married a Colorado native, and have two children, we spend lots of time doing typical “Colorado native” things: camping, hiking, biking, skiing and anything that involves playing outside. I am also a certified Pilates instructor, love all kinds of music, traveling, cooking & dancing!

Before I moved to Denver, I studied Special Education and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. I received both a B.S., and a M.Ed. at Vanderbilt, then began teaching in Denver shortly afterward. After spending several years in Denver Public Schools at Godsman Elementary and East High School, I took a break from teaching for several years to stay home with babies and explore other career paths.

Unable to shake my love of teaching and schools, I returned to school and will complete an Intervention Specialist Master’s Degree from University of Northern Colorado in December.

I am thrilled to continue my teaching career at Ashley! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the students, families and staff in this community.