“I believe that true learning only happens when the Spirit is present. I’m grateful to have found American Heritage School where children can learn, grow, and develop their talents under loving tutelage and the influence of the Holy Ghost.“
Why Teaching? — I have found myself in teaching roles my entire life as older sister, mother, friend, Primary worker, and Young Women advisor in addition to my hired positions as social worker, aide, and teacher. As I teach, my understanding of the nature of God increases. I recognize that my desire to impart wisdom and my love for my students pales in comparison to what our Father in Heaven must feel as He teaches us.
Curriculum highlight — In Kindergarten we discuss the principle of individuality and how each child plays a part in our Heavenly Father’s plan. I love teaching this principle and watching the light of understanding change the stu
dents’ countenances as we progress through the year.
Hobbies – I love to do anything active, learn new things, and watch my kids play sports.
Family – My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have 4 amazing children all of whom attend American Heritage School.
What brought you to AHS? – In searching for the best option for education for my oldest son as he began Kindergarten, we found American Heritage School on the recommendation of family. We knew immediately upon walking through the doors that this was where we needed to be. We are blessed to have been a part of the AHS community for 12+ years. I began aiding as soon as my youngest child started school and moved into a full-time teaching role a few years after that. My husband coaches basketball and my children are involved in several sports and extracurricular activities. I can’t imagine our life without this school.
What is unique about AHS for you? — Teachers at American Heritage School aim to teach the whole child. Spiritual learning is taught alongside secular learning giving a more complete understanding of truth and knowledge. As the Spirit is invited into each classroom and lesson, deep and lasting transformations can happen among the students and teachers alike.
Sariah was born in Iowa and raised in Illinois. She moved to Utah to attend BYU where she met her husband and later graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She worked for a few years as a social worker in Provo before having children. She and her husband have four amazing children, three of whom attend American Heritage. Sariah loves working with kids and has had ample opportunity to do so through church callings, preschool and co-op groups, and wrangling the ones that live with her. She believes that true learning only happens when the Spirit is present and is so grateful to have found American Heritage School where her children can learn, grow, and develop their talents under loving tutelage and the influence of the Holy Ghost. She is excited to have a part in creating that environment for the third graders this year.