• Elevate K-12

Academic Coach of the Month - Sarena L.



Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!


Name: Sarena L.


Location: Homewood, IL


Experience With Elevate K-12: 2 years


Expert/Superstar In: ELA, ASL, Spanish, Algebra, Social Studies, and US History


What are some of the best parts of working with Elevate K-12 online instructors?

I really enjoy all of the experiences, skills, and talents that they bring, as well as their passion and creativity. I like being a sounding board to help teachers process how they want to implement their lessons.


What excites you most about the work you do with Elevate K-12?

What excites me most is being able to reach and support so many students!


Describe your best moment as an Academic Coach. Be specific!

This is a tough one to answer because, for me, each day seems unique. At the end of many days, I marvel that my days are never the same, and I love that! I really think each day is my best moment because I just come prepared to support students and teachers based on what comes my way. Of course, being an AC includes planning and preparation, but I am working with other human beings, which makes my role feel interesting and rewarding each day.


Tell us a little more about who you are--what do you like to do?

I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my 11-year-old son. Tween years are so fun (seriously). I also enjoy learning new things, reading, crochet, concerts, theater, travel, and true crime documentaries and podcasts. My husband and I took ballroom dance classes for two years prior to the pandemic. In December 2019, we participated in an amateur ballroom competition and won a few awards. I used to do a pretty awesome foxtrot!


Thanks, Sarena L.!


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