Sarah Nell Griffis ~ Team 603 Social Studies
"Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies." ~ John F. KennedyTwitter: @GriffisSarahI am so excited for the coming year at Ola Middle School. Last year was an interesting year, and while we learned and grew through the many challenges, I am looking forward to a "normal" school year at OMS. Many of you will be familiar faces, but I also look forward to meeting lots of new students. This year I will be teaching Sixth Grade Social Studies on Team 603. I cannot wait to bring social studies alive for my students as we learn and explore together.
A little about me...I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am very proud to be at Ola Middle School again this year, and I am anticipating a wonderful year with you and your child.
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL endorsement and earned my Masters of Science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University. I added my Gifted Endorsement in April of 2014. I have previously taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. I am certified to teach elementary, all middle school academic subjects, and math from elementary through high school. I am currently working toward my EdS (Specialist Degree in Education) in Media and Instructional Technology through the University of West Georgia.
I am married with two children. My husband, Ed Griffis, also teaches 6th grade math at Ola Middle School. We have two sons, Ethan and Evan. They are both full-time college students. Ethan will be earning his bachelor's degree in December, and Evan will be starting his junior year at UGA in August.
I truly believe that communication is the key to a great parent-teacher-student relationship. I will send regular newsletters via email and will have information on my webpage.Please feel free to contact me as any questions or concerns may arise. Email is probably the best/fastest way to get a message to me.