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Ms. Sara Horchem
My name is Sara Horchem, and I teach Spanish as a second language to students in pre-school through 8th grade at Garfield Montessori Magnet school. 2016-17 marks my 6th year at Garfield.
I was born and raised in Lincoln, Illinois and received a BA from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. I also studied abroad in Granada, Spain. I received teacher certification from the University of Illinois, Springfield. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Concordia University, Chicago as well as ESL (English as a second language) endorsement. I previously taught pre-school through 8th grade at Springfield Ball Charter School and Spanish to high school students at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, also in Springfield.
I am happy to have the opportunity to introduce students at Garfield to a new culture and language. Learning a foreign language fits with Maria Montessori’s philosophy.