I have been teaching since 2004. I started teaching at Wairakei Primary School in 2011 and love teaching at this very special school. I am married to Steve who is a local fly fishing guide. We have two children – Myles and Amelia. Myles is now at College, after enjoying his primary school years here, and Amelia is here at Wairakei Primary School. I have been really lucky to teach at the same school that my children go to and I both my children have become good teacher PA’s before and after school. I am really proud to be part of this school and appreciate all the amazing opportunities that are given to our children.
This year I am teaching Year 2 students and working collaboratively as part of the Ohaaki team. I like working with children and teaching. I love the fun that can be had and the feeling of being a part of a child’s growth and development. My favourite subject is maths. I appreciate the patterns and connections that can be found in numbers and I enjoy problem-solving. I have trained as a Math Specialist Teacher (MST).
My family and I love living in the Taupo area. When I’m not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, walking and mountain biking - which is a particular family passion.
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.
– Vernon HowardSara Sprague