Hi! My name is Sara Tornincasa and I am the ESOL Transitions teacher at Cedartown High School. I am an alumni of Kennesaw State University; I graduated in 2002 with my bachelors degree of Human Services with a focus in child and family welfare, and again in 2013 with my Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English. I come from a long line of educators; my mother is an ESOL teacher, and I have grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who are current or retried educators, from classroom teachers to school superintendents. I am proud to continue the legacy! I am a single mother to Elizabeth, who is 11 and in the sixth grade.
My teaching philosophy has to do with a whole-child approach. I believe that in order for a child to learn, their education must reach them on their own level of learning and focus on the task at hand, while incorporating real world aspects into their assignments. Incorporating those real world pieces helps make their learning make sense. I believe that children must know they are cared about, supported, and encouraged before they can learn. I tell my students, "Y'all are my kids." I am blessed every year with Cedartown High School's ESOL kiddos, and every year my experiences and abilities are grown because of "my kids". I try to make learning fun in our ESOL classroom! Thank you for sharing your babies with me!
I am so grateful to be a member of this amazing staff here at Cedartown High School! GO DAWGS!!! Sic 'em!!
~ "In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It's their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education... it's like a precious gift. It's like a diamond." Malala Yousafzai