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Welcome to Sarah Sensei.net a Digital Professional Portfolio

 
Thank you for visiting my website.  This space is dedicated to my professional portfolio.  Here you may read about my professional experience and view artwork samples by students.
 

About Sarah Showalter

 
I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and am the eldest of four children.  I received my BS in Art Education from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and minored in Art History.   Later, I attended the University of Missouri, Columbia and earned a M.Ed. in Information Science and Learning Technologies Education Technology: Technology in Schools.

 
I spent my first five years teaching overseas for the Department of Defense Education Activity DDESS Guam and DoDDS Pacific.  I taught Middle School Art and Ceramics at Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo, Guam for one year.  I then transferred to Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, S. Korea where I was an Elementary Art Teacher for four years at Seoul American Elementary School.   I currently teach Art K-5 at Herbert J. Dexter Elementary School on Ft. Benning, GA where I have been for five years.  I am certified in Art K-12 in Pennsylvania and I also hold a DoDEA certification in Education Technology.

 
While living abroad in Korea, I traveled to a lot of Asian countries including:  Japan and Okinawa, China, Vietnam, and Cambodia.  I also spent a month touring Turkey in the summer of 2010.  My personal experiences and my background in Non-Western Art History give me a unique perspective when I prepare lessons for my students.  I have seen many of the countries we discuss in class and this helps me make strong cultural connections.  I often bring in items I acquired from different countries to present the students with a hands-on experience.

 
In my spare time, I do illustration work for ACTA Publications.  I illustrated two books, “Animals of the Bible from A-Z” and “Isaiah and the Kingdom of Peace.”  I also write and illustrate fantasy-adventure stories.