Sarah Oswald


2nd Grade Monolingual Teacher

Sarah Oswald is a first-year teacher at Namaste Charter School. She has taught for 8 years overall, having taught every age from preschool to eighth grade, however her passion lies in working with younger students. Before coming to Namaste, Sarah has taught first grade for three years in Little Village and before that, taught English to students in Seoul, South Korea. When she is not teaching, she love to cook, make paper art, ride her bike, and spend time with her family and friends.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

My favorite place in the world is curled up on the couch with my husband and two cats.

Who do you admire most and why?

I admire my mom the most. She taught me how to be a strong, independent woman who can conquer anything. I talk to her almost every day and she is my best friend.

What is a mantra you strive to live by?

My mantra is from the great RuPaul: "If you can't love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else?"

Do you have any secret skills or hidden talents that most people don't know about?

One of my hidden talents is that I make and sell paper art.

What has been your greatest adventure?

My greatest adventure has been visiting my husband's family in Iran. I was so fortunate to go to a place that has so much history. While there, we visited Tehran, Shiraz, and Isfahan. We also got to visit Persepolis, an ancient city that was built around 518 BCE.