Sarah Devers grew up near ISLA in Bloomington, Minnesota and had a hard time staying in one place after high school. She attended college in Morris, Minnesota, Honolulu, Hawaii, Valparaiso, Chile, and finally finished a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with a minor in art in River Falls, Wisconsin. She is currently working towards a Master of Arts in Teaching at Hamline University. For the past eight years, Sarah has taught English immersion in Chile, 5-12 grade Spanish in St. Paul and St. Louis Park, and sixth grade Spanish immersion at ISLA. Sarah’s favorite things about teaching are building classroom communities, diving into inquiry, and seeing kids excited about reading and learning. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has also studied French, Mandarin Chinese, and Hawaiian. Before starting a family, she traveled through Costa Rica, Spain, China, Chile, Argentina, and Peru. Now, with her two children and her husband, she returns to Chile as often as possible to visit her husband’s family in Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego. When she’s not teaching or studying, she enjoys chasing her kids around outside and reading, cooking (and eating), and painting.