Sara was born in the small city of Bayamo, East Cuba, to a farming family. Sara, along with her sibling, was raised in a small village, surrounded by mango trees and eucalyptus. When she was just a high school student she joined a group of young educators that were sent to rural schools to teach children. That is how her love for teaching emerged and when her long career in education began.
She earned both a Bachelor's Degree in Education and one in Spanish Literature from the Pedagogical University Manzanillo. Before coming to the United States, Sara worked as a Literature Professor to future educators for 22 years. She is passionate about her islander and Caribean origins and feels equally proud and excited about her new life in the United States. Sara has a number of publications in Cuba and is currently writing her memoir, covering her life before and after moving to the United States. Her joys in life include her family, children- Andria, Yoel, and Roberto and her three grandchildren, the ocean, reading, listening to music and dancing.
Sara loves peace, freedom, and friendship. She says she finds pleasure in working with children because of their natural spontaneity and immense creativity and because she treasures the child within. Sara truly embraces the Montessori philosophy in her classroom and finds much joy in sharing the Spanish language with children in our bilingual setting. This is Sara's 13th year at Kenwood.