Ms. Sarah Tanner


Position: ​Third Grade Teacher

Joined Nova: 20​15​

Email: ​stanner​

Voice: 651.209.6320 ext: ​101​

Educational History

M.S., ​Elementary Inclusive Education, Columbia University

B.A., ​English, Japan Studies, St. Olaf College

​General Elementary Educattion, State of MN

​General Elementary Education, State of NY​​

Why I Choose to Work at Nova

​I very much enjoyed the opportunity to teach both the building blocks of primary school skills (such as math facts, spelling and grammar) while at the same time allowing students minds to work on big ideas in history, science, and writing.​


​Yoga, music, birding and travel.​

Favorite Author/Thinker/Historical Figure

​Barbara Kingsolver​

Favorite Books

​Once on a Time by A.A. Milne, The Worst Person in the World by James Stevenson and many more!

Favorite Work of Art

​Anything by Rodin​

Personal Motto/Favorite Quote

“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”― Dalai Lama XIV