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Sarah Hairston

Sarah Hairston teaches speech and theatre at John Warner Middle School. This will be Sarah's 17th year in education. Sarah comes to JWMS after completing her Ph.D. in educational leadership at Mizzou. Previously, Sarah taught speech and theatre at Muriel W. Battle High School in Columbia for two years, at Chaminade College Preparatory School for 10 years, and at Fulton High School for four years. Sarah believes that the fine arts are a safe familial place for students to explore their creative side through various mediums such as performance, puppetry, directing, debate, tech theatre, and design (just to name a few). Whether it is in the classroom or through extra-curricular activities, students are encouraged to find their voice and to explore the various ways theatre and public speaking can enhance their learning and understanding of the world.