Hill City School District features teacher Barbara Sachs

What grade/subject do you teach? 
Fifth grade at Hill City Elementary School
Where did you grow up and where did you go to college? 
I grew up in Sturgis and attended college at South Dakota State University where I studied wellness administration and dance.  
I was a dance teacher for a few years and then I went back to school at Black Hills State University where I received my elementary education degree.
How long have you been a teacher? 
I have been teaching for 22 years.
Why did you become a teacher?
I always tease that I wanted to join a theater group, but I became a teacher instead.  
I have always loved crafting a fun, engaging lesson for students.  I want my students to love the classroom.  
It's a place for us to laugh and have fun.  Teaching brings me joy!
What do you love about teaching in Hill City?
 I instantly fell in love with this school, district and community. Hill City School District is a place where teachers feel appreciated by everyone from administration to the youngest student!  
We also have the best parents. Parent support drives a classroom.  
This district and town values education, and the students I get to teach every day are an amazing byproduct of this support!  
Hill City schools are a hidden gem.  
Would you like to share any person info about family or pets?
The beautiful Black Hills are my favorite playground.  If I'm not fishing at Deerfield, you will see me hiking, rock climbing, or camping with my husband and our dog.   
We are excited to be a part of the Hill City community as we are building our new home and plan to stay for many years to come. 

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