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Sarah Burbank

Sarah Burbank

High School Spanish Teacher (long-term sub)

Originally from a small farming community in Michigan, Sarah first developed a love for Spanish in fourth grade when the high school Spanish Club sang Christmas carols to the class. Studying at Hesston College in Kansas gave her the opportunity to meet other students from around the world, furthering her love for different cultures and languages. After spending over a year in Mexico and Argentina, Sarah gained a greater worldview, a total language immersion experience, and developed cross-culture relationships.

Sarah attended Valdosta State University, where she studied Spanish on a World Language Culture Track. She also studied abroad for a summer at the University of Cádiz in southern Spain, taking courses on teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

Sarah and her family have lived in Southern California since 2006. Prior to joining the CVCS, she tutored college students online in Spanish and continues to care for her three beautiful children. She is an active volunteer with the children's Spanish dual immersion school, a local food distribution and serves as an interpreter for Iglesia Monte Vista, a bilingual faith community in San Juan Capistrano. Sarah and her husband have been married for almost 20 years and have hopes and dreams of traveling the world with the family.


Bachelor of Science Spanish - Valdosta State University
Certificates: Teaching English to Speakers of Foreign Languages (VSU)
Spanish for Professionals (VSU)