Sara Scanlon » Welcome Back Newsletter

Welcome Back Newsletter

Hi! I'm Mrs. Scanlon!

Welcome back!  I am so excited to be your teacher this year!  It is going to be a great year full of fun, learning, new adventures, and new friendships!  I can’t wait to get to know you!  Before that, I thought you might like to learn a little more about me!


This year will be my 9th year teaching in the Bennington School District!  I earned my bachelor’s degree at Castleton University and then I went to Simmons University for my Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy.  My favorite subject to teach is literacy, especially Fundations!

Outside of school, I have a husband and am a mom to our 1 year old daughter, Finley!  She just started walking, so she has been keeping me very busy this summer.  I also have two older sisters; one lives in New Jersey and one lives in North Carolina!  When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, kayaking, going to the beach, and shopping.  


We will be talking a lot about respect (for each other, our environment, and our community.) I want you to know that you are cared about, and I value your ideas, thoughts, and actions. You have unique talents and strengths, and I can’t wait for you to share them with your classmates. I know you will bring so much to our class, and I am anxious to learn all about you! I will incorporate multiple hands-on activities in our lessons and keep the classroom motivating, inspiring, and most of all,….FUN! It is essential to me that a school is a place where you WANT to be, and I promise to provide you with a safe, caring, calm, and kind environment! 


Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I wish to partner with you to best support your child! Instructions to sign up for the Remind App are on the back of this letter. Information on our online learning platform (Seesaw) will be shared within the next two weeks. You can always email me with any questions:

I hope you and your family had a wonderful summer!  I look forward to meeting you on September 8th!