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Mrs. Sarah Aherne

Hello!  My name is Sarah Aherne and I am teaching fourth grade this year at Carpenter.  I am a proud graduate of the University of Michigan School of Education.  I received my Elementary Education degree and majored in Early Childhood (ZA), English Language Arts, and Science.  Go Blue!  I also have my Masters in Social Foundations: Teaching for Diversity and Educational Leadership K-12 Administrator's Certificate from Eastern Michigan University.  

This is my 22nd year in public education.  I have taught K-5 Media Information, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, and Title I in the Wayne-Westland School District.  Also, I served as an Assistant Principal and Principal at an upper elementary school in Livonia Public Schools.  I am a lead teacher at Carpenter, have served as the Title I teacher, taught 1st and 2nd grade, and have coached GOTR for 6 years. I am a life long learner open to new experiences.  I am radically pro-kid and believe strongly in public education and the students and families we serve everyday!

Most importantly, I am the proud mom of two high school students (ECA and Huron), a Scarlett Roadrunner, and a Carpenter Cougar. All of my kiddos attended Carpenter. I love running, biking, swimming, and reading.  I can't fall asleep without reading at least a few pages and always have a diverse stack of professional books and young adult literature next to my bed.  

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  Nelson Mandela