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!