I was born and raised in a very small town in New Jersey where my parents still own the same house I grow up in. I went to college in Pennsylvania and after finishing my degree in Finance from Villanova University, I decided to spend 2 years as a volunteer teacher in Washington, DC. During those 2 years, I got my Masters of Arts in teaching and decided that the classroom was where I belonged. My husband was commissioned from the Naval Academy in 1996 and he went on to become a helicopter pilot so his training had us move to Texas and then Florida where I taught Pre-K. From Florida, we moved to California and I taught Early Admission to Kindergarten and then 7th and 8th grade math. After that time, I was fortunate enough to take off from teaching to raise our 4 children. After moving several more times we ended up in Virginia where I got back into teaching and taught preschool for 2 years. We moved back to California and I was lucky enough to be hired by Mr. Stepner. This will be my 4th year teaching Kindergarten at LDV and I have loved every minute of it. I am blessed to work with an amazing group of people who make coming to work a joy.
Mrs. Sawtell's Education Pathway
- Green Hills Elementary School (K-8)
- Newton High School (9-12)
- Villanova University (Bachelor of Science in Finance)
- Trinity College (Master of Arts, Elementary Education/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential)
- UCLA ( CLAD Certification)
- National University ( Multiple Subject Teaching Clear Credential)