Sarah Hassebroek, EdS

Assistant Professor


Sarah Hassebroek specializes in Elementary Montessori Education. Before joining St Kate's, she was a classroom teacher for 10 years and taught in the Midwest and in Costa Rica. She was a Literacy Specialist and an Instructional Coach for four additional years. Sarah studied Anthropology and Spanish in her bachelor's program and obtained a MAED at St Kate's in 2006. Sarah studied Educational Policy and Leadership Studies with an emphasis on Equity in Education and Online Learning at the University of Iowa, where she obtained her Education Specialist degree.

Sarah continues to support the ongoing professional growth for Elementary and Montessori teachers. She is a passionate advocate for quality literacy programming and is a current board member for MRA (Minnesota Reading Association).

EdS, Education Policy and Leadership Studies
University of Iowa, 2016

MA Education, K-8 Spanish
6-12 Montessori Certificate, AMS 2006
St. Catherine University, 2006

BA Spanish & Anthropology
University of South Dakota, 2003

American Montessori Society Research Mini-grant Recipient, 2018

  • Introduction & Intermediate Action Research
  • Professional Growth for the Montessori Guide
  • Analysis of Contemporary Montessori Issues
  • Introduction to Montessori Lower Elementary Studies
  • Technology in ECE
  • Accreditation and Standards for ECE
  • Choosing and Using Books
  • The Reflective Woman

Instructional Specialist and Literacy Specialist, Minneapolis Public Schools 2016—Present
Math Specialist, Eden Prairie Public Schools, 2015
Curriculum Director, Bright Water Montessori, 2015

Elementary Montessori Teacher,
Montessori School of Iowa City 2012-2015
Del Mar Academy, Nosara, Costa Rica 2010-2012
World Learner Schools, Chaska, MN 2007-2010
Chippewa Valley Montessori, Eau Claire, WI 2004-2007

College Supervisor for Student Teaching, University of Iowa, 2012-2016