Phone: 618-632-3621


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education K-9 Illinois Professional Educator License, since 2015

Mrs. Sarah Olive

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!!


Hello, my name is Sarah Olive. I am ecstatic to be going into my 6th year of teaching 3rd grade and cannot wait to get to know each and every student in class.  I got into teaching because I really enjoy watching children learn.  I love the excitement that they have when something ‘clicks’ with them and they really own it. I thoroughly enjoy 3rd grade as I feel it is a real year of growth for young people.  I feel it is a big time of maturity and learning for these 8 and 9 year olds.  I am a firm believer in teaching children to be independent, critical thinkers that can act and make good choices for themselves.  I am really looking forward to a great (rest of the) year! 

A little background information about me.   I returned to college as an adult student in 2012.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, in May 2015.  I am certified to teach Kindergarten through 9th grade and I have endorsements in Language Arts and Social Sciences.  After graduation I worked as an aide, specifically for 3rd and 4th grade and completed two long term maternities, one in 3rd and one in 4th.  Some of my previous careers include running my own in-home daycare, and regional sales manager for a lighting manufacturer.