Phone: (651) 293-8970


Degrees and Certifications:

BA International Relations MA Elementary/Bilingual Education EL License K-12 Elementary Ed. License K-6 Spanish License K-8

Mrs. Sarah Washburne

Ms. Washburne began teaching in 1994 while working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, Central America. She worked as a 5th grade teacher at a bilingual school and fell in love with teaching and the kids. She returned to the United States and set out to teach here as well. Ms. Washburne got her Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education from the University of New Mexico and her three teaching licenses from Hamline University. She is licensed as an English Learner teacher, an Elementary Classroom teacher and as a Spanish teacher. Ms. Washburne taught English learners for her first eight years of teaching then moved to classroom where she taught 5th grade for thirteen years. In 2018, Ms. Washburne began her first year teaching Middle School Spanish. She’s excited for the new challenge!

When not at school, Ms. Washburne lives on a farm in Wisconsin growing and selling vegetables and enjoying the scenic views and tranquil setting. She is part of a food group that works to promote local, organic and sustainable food choices for her community. She also loves to renovate and redecorate homes in her spare time. She has done six home renovation projects in the last twenty years, but she might be slowing down with this hobby. She loves to write memoir when she has time, travels quite a bit and loves long dinners with friends and family.

Ms. Washburne gets energy from students, enjoys their humor and looks forward to seeing them everyday. She believes that learning should be fun and that kids, when inspired, will thrive. But, she also holds strong to the idea that students must learn to make mistakes and move through them, because that is often where learning occurs - in the discomfort and errors of life.

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” –Malcolm X