Becky Sayler graduated from Emory University in 2000 with a B.A. in History and Sociology. She then worked for several years as a director of children’s ministry at a metro-Atlanta church. She taught high school in Romania for a year and liked it so much she went on to earn her teaching credentials so she could funnel her lifelong passion for education and children into a teaching career. She earned her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Columbia University in 2007.
She worked as an ESOL teacher at a Title I elementary school in Post 2, becoming the ESOL lead teacher in her second year. Before taking a break from teaching following the birth of her first child, she contributed ESOL lessons for the PICASSO system (Portal Integrating Curriculum, Assessment & Student System Operations) – the teaching and learning software that came before CTLS. She and a mentor teacher began a free night class for parents of ESOL students who wanted to learn conversational English.
A dedicated PTA and school foundation volunteer, Becky has continued to be involved in Cobb County schools with her family. She now works as a preschool teacher, is great at read-alouds, and is a big fan of show and tell.
She is a Georgia certified teacher in three fields: Early Childhood Education (P-5), ESOL (P- 12), and English (6-12).