Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Elementary Education
Mrs. Sarah Bechman
Hello! Thank you for visiting my page! I am so excited to be joining the Innovation Academy family. Go Scorpions!
I was born and raised right here in Oro Valley. I grew up with Amphi. I went to Harelson, then Cross, and graduated from CDO. After graduating, I went to NAU and earned my Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education. I did my student teaching at Wilson and then worked as a primary teacher at two other Amphi schools. I did take a little break to raise my two little girls. They will both be joining me this year at Innovation Academy. The three of us can't wait to meet all of you!
As an educator, I believe in encouraging imagination, creativity, and problem-solving. School should never feel like a stressful chore. It should be a place that fosters exploration and excitment. Learning should be hands-on and most importantly, FUN! I can't wait to give children the freedom to learn about things that excite them in a STEM-focused environment. I also take time to talk about and demonstrate empathy, acceptance, positivity, and kindness. I believe that respect should never be demanded, it should be earned because that's how successful friendships work. Our class is a family and we work together in a loving community.
When I'm not at school, you can find me hanging out with my family, splashing in mud puddles after it rains, catching toads, growing plants in my Sunshine Garden, and drawing pictures of unicorns. I also enjoy spending time with my two dogs and desert tortoise. I really love living life to the fullest.