What I love most about One Room Learning is the energy the students and teachers bring to every day. Whenever I show up on a school morning there is this buzz in the air, and the feeling that whatever the day holds it’s going to be fun, exciting, challenging and engaging. There is no “normal” day at One Room. Each day is a different learning adventure. ~ Sarah Ascol, One Room Founder and Director
Sarah Ascol is the founder and director of One Room Learning. Sarah is the eldest of six siblings, and has been helping with their homeschooling since she was seventeen. She finished her homeschool education in 2002, then studied History and Vocal Performance at Florida Gulf Coast University. During college, Sarah worked as an English and writing tutor for university students and helped homeschool moms with their children’s studies. After graduation, she continued working with homeschoolers and taught several history courses for local and online students. In 2009, Sarah traveled to Central Asia where she homeschooled a tenacious group of ex-pat kids. On her arrival home, she began working as a private tutor and teaching writing and history classes for homeschoolers before founding One Room Learning in 2013. The 2016-2017 academic year will be Sarah’s fifteenth year of teaching. During that time, she has worked with over 60 students in every grade K-12.In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, writing stories and articles, mentoring young women, and coaching homeschool volleyball and basketball. She loves teaching middle schoolers at her church, and adores hanging out with her niece, Emi, and nephews, Liam, Jason, Zeke and Isaac.
In the Fall of 2016, Sarah will be returning to school to pursue a Master’s Degree in International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Focusing on National Security and Diplomacy, Sarah is excited to see the impact her studies will have on her students as she continues to teach Government remotely and oversee the teaching team at One Room Learning.
Sarah blogs at tckteacher.wordpress.com