About Sarah

I'm Sarah Tharpe Winchell I teach first grade in North Carolina. I have 27 years of teaching experience. Teaching young children is my passion. I love, love, teaching. I have taught both kindergarten and first grade. I also enjoy working with other teachers and especially student teachers. I am a supervising teacher for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and I have a master's degree in Child Development and Family Relations as well as Education.

My husband is a teacher at the same school! He teaches third grade. We have taught many of the same children so they get a double dose of Winchell. We enjoy it a lot. We have two daughters one is a college freshman and another is in photography school. They are both delightful people.

I also read, read, read! I love reading. I have a new passion for blogging. I have met so many wonderful people that I would have never met without blogging. Join the blogging community. I welcome you to a new adventure!
I want to use this blog as a sharing forum for teachers, student teachers, parents and homeschooling families. There is so much we can learn together.


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  1. My daughter got married, moved to Rock Hill, SC and had our first grandson. Since then I have visited the South many times. I especially love the mountains! I am hoping you might be interested in joining my Winter Exchange Project! I am new to blogging and this is the first "big thing" I'm trying. Please consider joining along. All the info is on my bog: firstgradecarousel.blogspot.com ~Maria

  2. Hi Sarah! It's Tracey from the Teacher's Chair. WIll you email me tschumacher19@gmail.com? I was looking for a way to email you, I have an idea that I would like to run by you :)

  3. Hi Sarah!
    I also teach in NC and teach first grade! I have been teaching since 92 and love first grade. Stop by sometime.


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