Sarah Neathery

Sarah Neathery, a 4th grade teacher at Pride Elementary, received the Remember Your Why Award at the Board of Education meeting onSeven people stand in front of board table May 1. She has gone above and beyond the past few months to help people at her school who have been hit with serious health problems. She puts other’s needs above her own and goes out of her way to help others. She loves on her colleagues, which is shown by little gifts she leaves to brighten their day. She recently organized the “Falcons Fight Together” T-shirt surprise for a teammate who was getting ready to begin chemotherapy treatments. She has a special way of doing things for others without expecting anything in return!

When asked her “Why,” Neathery said, “I work alongside many amazing individuals who I consider ‘family.’ We all have a joint mission: to see students succeed and become the best version of themselves. When I heard the news about staff members having health issues, I knew it was my chance to try and spread light and kindness to see them smile.  It brings me pure joy to see others smile. Many ideas that we have carried out have been student initiated. Watching them grow, mature, and show so much empathy to those hurting around them has been the highlight of my career. It shows that as a ‘Falcon Family’ we have led by example to teach students to be kind individuals.”