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Sara Roediger

Position: Music Teacher
School: Woodland Middle School
School District: Woodland School District 50
City, State: Gurnee, IL

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Sara Roediger was nominated by her colleague, Kelly Eggleston.

Ms. Roediger is amazing! She is the team leader for the Explore Department, head of the Music Department, NJHS adviser, Thespian adviser, and Choir director. She always goes above and beyond for her students and colleagues. Ms. Roediger is the go-to person for so many teachers because she is intelligent, rational, and caring. Woodland Middle School wouldn't be what it is without her. 



Comments (9)


Melanie Litke Posted 10 months ago

Sara is an amazing teacher and choir director. I've had the pleasure of accompanying her choir for many years, and have been a substitute teacher in her classroom. She completely understands all middle schoolers, including those with challenges. Sara knows how to have fun with them while also making sure they learn. She is always thinking about what is best for the students. She is definitely an asset to Woodland Middle School.

Margarita Castrejon Posted 10 months ago

Sara has been an amazing team leader! Always ensuring that everyone on the team is taken care of. She addresses concerns and is quick to arrange a plan. She has been a pleasure to work with and feel very lucky to have her on my team!

Darcy Posted 10 months ago

Thank you for always being there to help solve any problems that arise. You're the BEST! :)

Jen Stiles Posted 10 months ago

Sara is SUCH an asset to our school! She not only is excellent with my special education students but she provides mood boosting playlists for teachers! She is a person I look forward to seeing each day even if I only get to see her in the hallway during passing period.

Mom Posted 10 months ago

I am so proud of you. You have accomplished so much as a teacher and advisor to others. You are also a wonderful daughter who supports and cares for everyone in your family.

Jessica Myers Posted 10 months ago

Sara has many amazing qualities that make her a well-rounded teacher. She supports her students and treats them as individuals despite seeing over 100 students per day. She supports other teachers by listening, caring and offering advice when asked. Her advice is always provides concrete examples for teachers so that teachers feel heard and supported. She cares for her teaching by paying attention to the appropriateness of music in the middle school while showing appreciation for many styles and genres so that students can have the opportunity to appreciate music. This school would be different without her.

Carmen Ayala Posted 10 months ago

Ms. Roediger is such a wonderful colleague and a great team leader! She is always so helpful and kind. It is a pleasure seeing her in the hallways and attending our team meetings :)

Megan Eskew Posted 10 months ago

Sara is amazing! She's always there with advice and a friendly smile, and is a wonderful coworker and friend. I'm so glad that we've worked together for so many years!

Jim DeSanto Posted 10 months ago

Sara is a wonderful teacher and a great person. I am honored to be able to work with her here at Woodland Middle School.