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Sarah Wyckoff
Dalton first-grade teacher

Reason for selection:
Mrs. Wyckoff shines brightly as a member of the Dalton Elementary staff. With her bright smile and caring personality, she helps all of her students to feel cared for and successful. She adds insight and experience to the staff and is always working to do what is best for everyone she comes in contact with.

1. What do you love about working at Dalton Local Schools?
There is so much to love about Dalton Local Schools. First, I love the community we share as staff and students. I enjoy getting to know my students and their families each year. Being a first-grade teacher, I am lucky to have the pleasure of watching my students grow throughout their 12 years at Dalton Local Schools. I also have an amazing staff to work with each day. I love the pride we all have in the schools. It does not matter if it is a music performance, sporting event, academic success, theater production, or other, we take pride in our activities. It is quite amazing to see how the community supports the schools as well. I am thankful to live in a community that lifts up the students and helps celebrate their accomplishments.

2. How did you get to where you are today?
I come from a very long line of teachers including my grandmother, my mother, several aunts, and sisters. Honestly, I have always known that I wanted to be an elementary teacher. I graduated from Mount Union College with my Bachelor of Arts Degree and then received my Master Degree from Marygrove College. I have worked in the Dalton Local Schools since 1999! I have taught first grade for most of my teaching career.

3. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that people would be surprised to hear.
I grew up in Fairfield, a suburb of Cincinnati. My graduating High School class was close to 700 students! When my husband and I decided to settle in Dalton, I cried. I was not sure that I could live in a small town (there was not a Kroger and the closest mall was half an hour away!). However, now I cannot imagine living anywhere else. I am so thankful for the small-town community and to work and raise my family here in Dalton.

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