Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Psychology/Elementary Education - Ithaca College/Elmira College Early Childhood Endorsement SEI Endorsement - Arizona
Mrs. Sara Pakkala
Welcome To Mrs. Pakkala's Class!!!
I have been teaching for 29 years. I have taught Preschool, Kindergarten and have been a reading specialist. I grew up in Ithaca, New York. My husband and I moved here in 1994 for a warmer climate. We have two children, a son named Dalton and a daughter named Hailey. Both of my children have gone through Wilson K-8 and Ironwood Ridge. My son just graduated from Hamline University with a Neuroscience degree. My daughter will attend the University of Arizona and major in Nutritional science.
I feel kindergarten in the foundation of your child's education. I want them to develop a LOVE for learning. I want them to become risk takers, independent thinkers and problem solvers. I feel that if a child feels comfortable in their environment they are able to learn.
I began my teaching experience as a preschool teacher. After having my son I worked part time as a reading specialist. Once I decided to go back to work full time I taught kindergarten ever since.