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Sarah Kesty

Special Education Teacher

Sarah Kesty teaches special education at a middle school in Chula Vista, California. She is a passionate advocate for people of all abilities and author of the children’s book Everyone Has Something: Together We Can. Sarah writes and speaks for education and disability organizations. She is on the advisory board for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, helping parents navigate the school system for children with CMT. Sarah loves researching and innovating, and she specializes in executive functioning, ADHD, and learning disabilities. She lives in San Diego with her husband, rescued cat, and soon, chickens!


  • Lesson Plans

    Planning Lessons With the Student Experience in Mind

    Providing students with clear directions and easy-to-navigate content is especially important during distance learning.
  • Online Learning

    Co-Teaching in Distance Learning

    A middle school English and special education teacher share how they meet the needs of all of their students—and the new practices they’ll bring back to the classroom.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning in Science Class

    The engineering design process offers a chance for students to develop skills like collaboration and cooperation.
  • Literacy

    Supporting Literacy in the Science Classroom

    There are a variety of ways to incorporate literacy strategies in science education without sacrificing content.
  • Growth Mindset

    A Speed Bump, Not a Roadblock

    A simple analogy can help students think about their learning disabilities and better navigate obstacles.

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