Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of New Hampshire Master of Music in Education from Florida State University

Ms. Sarah Stevens

My name is Sarah Stevens, and I have been the music teacher at Arabi Elementary School since it opened in 2010. In 2019-2020, I was named Teacher of the Year.  With only one hour per week, I take great pride in teaching students to approach music as a study of culture. In this study, they enrich their world and also add to its richness through their own performances and compositions. I have a Masters of Music in Education from the University of Florida and a Bachelor's of Music in Education from the University of New Hampshire.

Over the years, I have received grants from several organizations for the benefit of our music program, including but not limited to the Jazz and Heritage Foundation which has given us guest performances and instruments, and donorschoose, which provided several keyboards, drums, and ukuleles. I was also a 2019 Fund For Teachers Fellow, which enabled me to learn music in Ghana the summer of 2019.  With a passion for teaching and a heart for music, I am excited to start this new school year. See you all soon!

"Music makes the soul happy... Believe in youself. Believe in your dreams."    - Lailah Gifty Akita