Sara Sauceda by Janelle Christensen, Attendance/Receptionist
PCS is lucky to have Chilean-born Sara Sauceda once again teaching Spanish at PCS. Sara was the very first Spanish Teacher at PCS, teaching for 5 years as part of the Exchange Teacher Program. When the opportunity to return to PCS arose, she was delighted to return to the school and its culture of learning.
Sara has a teaching degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. After two years teaching high school English in Santigo high schools, she had an opportunity to come to Aptos as an intern through an Amity Institute Program. This program promotes inter-cultural understanding in the USA through exchanges for students and teachers. During that time she was able to help a Spanish teacher at Aptos High School, and from there she became the first Spanish teacher at PCS.
Sara is the mother of three, Carmen, Benito and Catalina, and when they were a little younger she worked at a number of part-time and volunteer jobs. This included Spanish translations for Klaakids Foundation website, interpreting at the Live Oak Family Resource Center, and a substitute Spanish teacher at Santa Cruz Adult School. She learned of her of current position at PCS while working at Live Oak Elementary School.
Sara loves to spend time walking on the beach, baking and gardening. She also loves to travel and hopes to one day to take our PCS students on a trip to Central or South America.