Ask Sarah Chevaillier
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I have been a teacher for many years and in many countries. I know the challenges teachers face at various stages of teaching. If you are a teacher, whether you teach toddlers or high schoolers, I am here to address your queries and help you to tackle the multifarious challenges you need to surmount every day. I love the learning process, whether it is as a teacher in the classroom (the “I get it!” moment brings utmost joy), working with teachers at staff meetings to figure out how to support them, or watching my granddaughter fit puzzle pieces together with her two-year-old pudgy fingers. I am amazed at how human interaction with the world around us is essentially a pure learning process. It never stops. Reach out to me and I will be glad to share my learnings with you.
A creative, tri-lingual international educator, and a Learning Culture Expert for over three decades and a participant in Harvard Project Zero, Sarah is well-known for her collaborative community leadership, cross-cultural insights, and inspirational public speaking. Her areas of expertise are education management, communication, recruitment, interculturalism, faculty development, strategic planning and change management.
About MeGrowing up in California, near Los Angeles, I spent much of my free time at the beach. From the age of 17, I have lived, studied, worked, and raised a family in Switzerland, Germany, France, China, India, and most recently, in west Africa, in the country of Guinea. Most of this time has been in education, as a teacher, principal, and school director. I have taught in large public schools, private international schools, and in the county jail. I also have worked as a magazine publisher, managing programs at universities, and in a medical laboratory doing cutting edge basic research, where I was employed to tell the story about the work they were doing to understand and combat Alzheimer’s disease. I like to say that my career trajectory does not resemble a ladder as much as it resembles a jungle gym! I am now an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego. I live in Berlin. I am very proud of my three sons who are now building their own family memories in three different continents, turning me into “Global Grandma”! You can find some of my writings about leadership, management, and intercultural challenges by clicking here – www.knightwriterls.wordpress.com
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