Sarah Ashby began to pursue studies in Spanish language and literature at the University of Iowa. Her love of the language inspired her to study abroad in Cordoba, Argentina for one semester. After completing her BA in Spanish and International Business, she spent a summer in Salvador, Brazil learning more about South American culture and the Portuguese language. Committed to mastering the Spanish language, Sarah decided to complete a Master’s degree in Spanish linguistics at the University of Iowa and had the opportunity to teach undergraduate Spanish courses there for two years. She spent the 2010-2011 school year as a language and culture assistant in a bilingual elementary school in Madrid, Spain and returned to Minnesota on a mission to become a licensed teacher. Sarah completed her teaching licensure at Augsburg College and loves teaching 6th grade at ISLA.