Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!
My name is Sara Sajban and I am excited to be teaching fourth grade at Dorchester again this year! This is my sixth year teaching fourth grade, yet I have been at Dorchester School for much longer. After graduating magna cum laude from William Paterson University, I began my career In Woodcliff Lake as an instructional assistant, where I learned how to assist all different types of learners and how to use multiple strategies to reach each individual student. Then, I taught third grade for 1.5 years, which was an amazing experience. Shortly after, I moved up to fourth grade which has become my favorite. I love seeing upper elementary school children grow and become more independent and responsible for their own learning. I am here to support them every step of the way as they do that! I invite open communication with the students and I like them to know that my classroom is a safe space, and they can trust me to have their best interest at heart. I also welcome open communication with my students' parents, so please feel free to call or email me with any questions, concerns, or other information whenever you feel the need!
I believe that all students are capable of greatness. In my classroom, we value mistakes as learning experiences. We accept one another for who we are, and we encourage individuality. We work hard, but we have fun too. We work together as a team. I like to work with the students in whole class, small group, and individual settings in order to maximize each students' learning potential. Students will learn to have a growth mindset and will be encouraged to never give up and to approach challenges head on! They will also learn how to push their thinking and to remember that we can always solve problems using multiple strategies.
Fun Facts About Me!
1. Harry Potter is my favorite book series. I've read all the books and seen all the movies multiple times. (The books are still better!!)
2. I LOVE Disney.
3. I have a nephew named Brayden who is in 7th grade now!
4. I have NEVER been on a cruise!
5. I love to draw, paint, and craft!
6. I just completed my Master's degree in Elementary Reading and Mathematics!
Let's have a great year together!