In her 11th year of teaching, Sarah Frayer teaches 2nd grade, while also being a team leader at Woodridge International Elementary and Middle Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. From Tacoma, Washington, Ms. Frayer was brought up in a home that fostered ongoing learning, which cultivated her passion for teaching at a young age. In high school, she watched the film “The Ron Clark story,” which highlighted elements and experiences students often face in the inner city. This movie solidified her commitment student learning, where she went on to attend North Carolina Central University (NCCU) majoring in Family and Consumer Science -- with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations. In preparing for her own classroom, Ms. Frayer spent time connecting with educators and volunteered throughout the Raleigh-Durham area.
Upon graduating from NCCU, she took her passion and teaching talents to Washington, D.C. Early childhood education is Ms. Frayers driving force in the classroom, noting “I want to be able to give students a foundation in which they can thrive.” Evident in the 2016-2017 school year, 100% of her students reached their NWEA MAP math growth goals and 85 % reading in addition to being a nominee for The Friendship Public Charter Schools Teacher of the Year award. Cornerstone to her practice, Ms. Frayer believes every child has the mind to learn and power to succeed and vows to continue to light the fire in every student she comes in contact with on her journey in education.