Sarah Ogborn



  • What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me

    Like JK Rowling said, "Words are...a source of magic." Finding those words inside of you is the key to everything. My goal is to help students to find their voice and to recognize how others use words-- as weapons, as olive branches, as a means to change the world. The study of language and rhetoric helps students to become informed citizens, who are passionate about their path in life.

  • A Teachable Moment

    When I was a freshman in high school, I was accused of plagiarizing an essay. (I didn't.) In high school, none of my teachers ever told me I was able to harness the power of words. I wasn't good enough. I never stacked-up to my peers. No teacher was ever my champion. When I set foot on the campus of Purdue University (Boiler Up!), a teacher finally told me I was good at writing, that my passion for reading was making a difference in how I write. I finally found teachers who believed in my abilities.These are the teachers who I decided to emulate because they understood that my voice mattered. I believe that every student is capable of telling his/her story and harnessing the power of words. I am here to support my students. I refuse to be like my high school teachers who doubted my abilities.

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    Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

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    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

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    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670