Kishawi, Sarah, Faculty, 2nd Grade
Sarah Kishawi completed her undergraduate degree, with a minor in Psychology at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She completed a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology and Learning Disabilities from the American College of Greece (Deree). Ms. Kishawi completed her teaching preparation practicum in the 1st grade at ACS Athens in collaboration with the University of West Florida. Ms. Kishawi is an ACS Athens alumnus who attended from Junior Kindergarten all the way to 12th grade.
Ms. Kishawi has participated in a variety of seminars and conferences related to child psychology and education. She has always had a strong passion in working with children. While living in Beirut, Lebanon, she volunteered as a teacher in the Insan Association where she supported underprivileged children (street children and illegal immigrants) with their math, English and science courses. While completing her Masters in Deree, she worked as a peer tutor with the Student Academic Services where she assisted undergraduate and graduate students with writing essays. In addition, she worked both as a volunteer and as an employee in various NGO’s such as Doctors of the World, MSF, IMC, and DRC. She worked on a regular basis with children who faced various psychological struggles such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Moreover, she has worked at ACS Athens as a shadow teacher, teacher assistant in OLP, a permanent substitute, and a 4th grade homeroom teacher.
Ms. Kishawi is a passionate, well-rounded and creative teacher. Her goal as an educator is to lead the students to solve the mysteries of math, to discover the beauty in science, and to stir up their imagination in reading and writing. She puts all of this together in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment where her students can build their confidence, and feel empowered to be life-long learners.