• <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4118_SFS_220915__4237.rev.1672957482.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4118_SFS_220915__4237.rev.1672957482.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1122"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3248_web-ms-high-fives.rev.1535058020.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="683"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4061_SFS_220915__1464.rev.1668018975.jpg" alt="5th Grade" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4061_SFS_220915__1464.rev.1668018975.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1665"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4138_SFS_220915__5151.rev.1672960586.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4138_SFS_220915__5151.rev.1672960586.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1409"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3216_preschool_kinder_sensorial_materials_1_2018.rev.1531334903.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="759"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4112_SFS_220915__3978.rev.1672954305.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4112_SFS_220915__3978.rev.1672954305.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1273"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4136_SFS_220915__5045.rev.1672960399.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4136_SFS_220915__5045.rev.1672960399.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1521"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3227_web-spring-concert.rev.1533605363.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="683"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4130_SFS_220915__4825.rev.1672959570.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4130_SFS_220915__4825.rev.1672959570.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1276"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4141_SFS_220915__5371.rev.1672961038.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4141_SFS_220915__5371.rev.1672961038.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1291"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/752_p5210738.rev.1438903128.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1536"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3590_musical_welcome_1st_day_2019-20.rev.1599079202.jpg" alt="Opening Ceremony 2019-20" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3590_musical_welcome_1st_day_2019-20.rev.1599079202.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1112"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4140_SFS_220915__5345.rev.1672960964.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4140_SFS_220915__5345.rev.1672960964.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1221"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4114_SFS_220915__4184.rev.1672954859.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/4114_SFS_220915__4184.rev.1672954859.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1274"/></div>
  • <div class="intro-image fullscr-image"><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3976_IMG_0094.rev.1656533433.JPEG" alt="" width="1200" height="410" class="featurePhoto" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/1200/height/410/crop/1/3976_IMG_0094.rev.1656533433.JPEG 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="1399"/></div>
Sarah 2022-23

Sarah Cherney

“Do the right thing, kiddie!” -yelled out the car by my dad everyday that he dropped me off

I was born in Agoura Hills, a small suburb in Southern California. I was a shy kid who loved musical theatre, loved even more that I was Jewish (it made me feel unique) and was raised by a single dad who fought for his kid with learning differences to make sure I had what I needed. Though I struggled greatly in school, I had a pretty natural path towards teaching.

I have always preferred hanging out with kids. I also felt compelled to make kids with a similar, atypical learning profile as me feel seen, valued, and heard. I wanted to be the teacher that I was never able to have. I was lucky enough to land at UC Berkeley where I graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and a Minor in Education in 2017. After Cal, I worked at The Hamlin School where my career in education was solidified. Last year, I worked at Head-Royce School while earning an M.A. in Education and Teaching through the BATTI program. Eventually, I dream of pursuing a PhD in Educational Policy.

Suffice to say, that inclination toward kids became much more significant as teaching helps me to be my best self. I love connecting with families and developing individual relationships with all my kiddos, not just as students but as whole people. 

I live in Oakland with my cat, Goose. When I’m not at school I enjoy reading, climbing, drawing, roller blading, watching crime documentaries, making my family laugh, and doing research on anything that I think is interesting (currently on a Jordan Peele kick).