Phone: 4697525305


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Education K-12 Minor in Reading and Language Arts Physical Education and Health Certification K-12 Coaching Endorsement

Miss Sarah Nielsen

PE Teacher and Coach Volleyball, Basketball, and Track



This is my 20th year in Education!  I grew up in a small farm town in Iowa, where my family still resides to this day.  I attended the University of Northern Iowa to receive my degree then traveled to Texas to complete my student teaching, and I have been here ever since!  I started my career in East Central District, San Antonio where I taught 7th grade Reading and Lauguage Arts.  I moved to Austin and got a job in Physical Education and Coaching in Round Rock ISD.  I have been head coach for all sports, Girls Athletic Coordinator, Department Chair, Functional Fitness Coordinator, and CATCH Coordinaotor.  I have been in RRISD the past 18 years, and I have enjoyed the students, parents, and success...but decided I needed a change.  I took a job here in Plano ISD and I am excited for this new adventure!

I have a passion for sports and being active.  I played volleyball, basketball, softball, and ran track all through junior high and high school.  I continued to play volleyball in college, but also got involved with several other activities such as flag football, basketball, and rugby.  I continue to stay active today by swimming, weight training, walking, biking, and other functional fitness workouts.  When I am not working, coaching, or exercising, I am traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, and doing activities with my church.  I am looking forward to being a part of the Falcon Family!!!!!!!!!


My WHY is because I want to help students learn to be active and healthy so they can take the things I teach them to have a better mental, social, physical, and emotional lifestyle.  I love being active and playing sports, which is why I felt my calling was to move to the PE and Coaching Department. I want my students to feel the same and to ENJOY it! I want to motivate them by trying different activities and different sports so whatever best "fits" them, they can continue this lifestyle for the rest of their lives.  I cherish helping students and people!  I am always showing my positive energy, my outgoing personality, my competitiveness, my passion, and how much I care for kids!  Making kids smile and knowing they enjoy coming to school, goes a loooonnnngggg way and that is what my purpose is!