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Sara Garner

Instructor - Child Development
Human Environmental Studies

sgarner@semo.edu
573-481-9724
Office: Sikeston Campus 


I love teaching skills that everyone needs and will use for the rest of their lives. Hence.... why I love teaching child development and family finance.

What area do you teach?

Child Development and Family Finance

Education/Degree(s)

EdD Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
MA Human Environmental Studies Home Economics Education (FACS)
BS Home Economics Education

Your philosophy of teaching:

Students need a variety of teaching methods offer whether sitting in a traditional classroom or some version of online learning. I like to provide visual, auditory, and hands on learning opportunities. I use story illustrations to connect course material to practical, real-life settings that students have and/or will encounter in their personal and professional lives. I believe that knowledge can be sought out and researched, so I give all exams online.

Why did you decide to teach?

It just felt right from the first day that I walked into the classroom. I love teaching skills that everyone needs and will use for the rest of their lives. Hence.... why I love teaching child development and family finance.

Credentials/career path

I have a valid teaching certificate for the state of Missouri.

Professional Highlight

I often present at National Conferences and provide clock training hours for practitioners in the field of early childhood care.

Award/Honor/Recognition

Presented by the state of Missouri for dedicated work with FCCLA organizations.

Organization with which you are involved

NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children

Most Recent/Notable Published Work

Journal of Home Economics

Best advice for students

Unplug and enjoy nature. Go outdoors, connect with nature, connect with real people. Study in short chunks rather than pulling an all night "cram session". It never works!

Contact

Kennett
(573) 888-0513
kennett@semo.edu

Sikeston
(573) 472-3210
sikeston@semo.edu

Poplar Bluff Delivery Site
(573) 840-9575
poplarbluff@semo.edu

Cape College Center
(573) 332-0516

One University Plaza, MS 7100
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701