Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Sarah Brice
My name is Sarah Brice and I will be your child’s teacher this year. This is my twelveth year working at Garfield Montessori. Although I have taught in traditional schools, Montessori is my true passion. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Millikin University. I completed my Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Math and Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2010. In 2015, I completed thirty two post-graduate hours beyond my master’s degree at Augustana University.
Currently, I serve as an Adjunct Faculty Professor of Mathematics at Richland Community College. I am a certified Early Childhood (3-6 years) and Elementary I (6-9 years) Montessori teacher. I completed my Montessori training at Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Institute an American Montessori Society accredited training center. As you can tell, I am a committed life-long learner. I am a member of the American Montessori Society, Association of Illinois Montessori Schools, and several Decatur Public School District Committees.
I live in the West End of Decatur with my husband, Robert, and our two Yorkshire Terriers Lyla and Freddie. We happily support the Illinois State University- Decatur Teacher Pipeline by hosting future teachers in our home during the summer months. I truly enjoy being an active community member.