Meet Sarah Garrison, who’s been teaching at Dewitt Elementary School for one year.
She’ll be our host when the Busload of Books rolls through Flat Lick, KY in March of 2023.
Sarah was kind enough to spend a few minutes answering some questions about her school.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I love interacting with my students. They always find a way to make me laugh and I enjoy seeing their perspectives on things that I never would have thought of.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL MAKES YOU PROUDEST?
We are a small but very close and very connected school. We take care of one another.
WHAT IS SOMETHING FUN OR QUIRKY ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL?
We LOVE to have fun. We find every excuse to do a fun activity, dress up or anything to make our students excited about coming to school.
WHAT’S THE GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING YOUR SCHOOL?
We live in a very rural and impoverished area and most of our students haven’t left the county, let alone got to experience what the world has to offer. We try to make our students very well-rounded and aware of what goes on in the world but with the limited resources that we have, this is very difficult. But our teachers and administrators do their absolute best with the funding that we have.
WHAT MIGHT THE BUSLOAD OF BOOKS TOUR BRING TO YOUR SCHOOL?
Our students come from very poor households and are very grateful for anything and everything they are given. They work very hard to get what they have, and the opportunity to meet Robbi and Matthew will mean the world to them. It will help them see that they have every chance to be whatever it is they want to be.
We’re so excited to meet Sarah (and the rest of the Dewitt Lions) and her students next spring.
Please join us in sending congratulations (and deepest gratitude) to Sarah as her teaching career begins.