About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

I have my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from UAB. I attended Southern Union State Community College before transferring to UAB in the Spring of 2010.

Sara Beth Saruse

Hello! My name is Sara Beth Saruse, and I am excited to be teaching first grade here at Springville Elementary! I grew up in Springville and love it. I graduated from UAB with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. Although I was never a student there, I am a huge Auburn fan! I am married and have a beautiful family.

In the Fall of 2013 I was given the opportunity to work at Odenville Middle School in the Reading Intervention classroom. I was hired on at Ashville Elementary in the Fall of 2014. I began teaching 2nd grade and thoroughly enjoyed it. I moved up to 3rd grade in the Fall of 2015, which I also loved! During the Summer of 2016 I was offered the 5th grade math position here at Springville Elementary. I took one year off to spend time with my, at the time, 4 year old and newborn. This year I am in first grade, and I couldn't be happier about being home!