Lincoln Elementary School

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Sarah O'Malley » Introduction


Welcome to Fifth Grade!
I am so excited to join you and your child for their 5th grade experience.  This is my 13th year teaching and my 5th year at Lincoln.  I grew up in Orland Park and attended the University of Tampa for my undergraduate studies and then the University of South Florida where I earned my Masters degree in Educational Leadership. I taught for 4 years in Tampa before moving home to the Chicagoland area.  I taught 5th grade in Hinsdale for one year and then taught 3rd, 5th, and 2nd grade in Chicago Public Schools for before joining Lincoln School.  While here, I have taught 5th grade for three years, and 2nd grade for one. I am lucky to have had some of you in that second grade class. 
I grew up swimming competitively for the majority of my life.  It is swimming that led me to Tampa where I swam all 4 years of college. I come from a family of teachers, my Dad taught driver's education and physical education for 35 years. My mom taught first grade for 35 years, and my sister teaches high school English.  
When I am not teaching, you can find me enjoying the city, where I live with my husband, our one year old son, Jack, and our dog, Mimosa Rose.  
This year will be full of fun and exciting classroom experiences. I look forward to building strong partnerships amongst students and their families to make this year their best yet.  Fifth grade has many memories to be made! 
~Mrs. O'Malley