Sarah Titus joined Westlake Academy in 2017 as a Grade Four teacher. She is the first alumna to graduate and return to become an employee at Westlake Academy. Ms. Titus began her educational journey at Westlake Academy as a student in 2003 when the school opened, and graduated in 2012. She absolutely loves the International Baccalaureate program and is excited to continue helping her students grow in their love of learning and international mindedness as they enter grade four this year.
Ms. Titus graduated from Tarleton State University where she had the opportunity to study backgrounds of Western literature abroad in Urbino, Italy with the Honors College. After graduation, she served as the Honors College Assistant Trip Leader for the Italy study abroad trip.
Educational research is a passion of Sarah’s, and she was invited to present her study into handwriting in the classroom at the 2016 Literacy Summit for the Texas Association of Literacy Education in San Antonio at the University of the Incarnate Word in Spring 2016. She also presented research alongside a Tarleton professor focusing on pre-service teachers at the 2016 Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Sarah has her published manuscript Handwriting – "A Skill of the Past or Here to Stay?" in the 2016 edition of The Reading Professor.
Ms. Titus loves to write and is excited to work with students at Westlake Academy this year on The Black Cow Student Newspaper. Traveling, writing for The Student Nomad blog, and riding her cutting horse are activities she enjoys participating in outside of school.