My name is Sarah Buckliew and I am the German teacher at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina. I’m a non-native German speaker, who has been teaching German in South Carolina for 11 years. I went from traditional style teaching to teaching solely based on proficiency. I am the SC-AATG vice president, our GAPP coordinator, and have been awarded the Goethe Teacher Certificate of Merit. I teach all levels of German, 1 through AP. At River Bluff I work across curriculums to see how our German program can work together with other disciplines.
I am a firm believer in life- long learning. It doesn’t matter how many years of experience you have been teaching, or if you are a native or non-native speaker, it’s always important to learn best practices and implement new strategies! That’s why last year I took part in the Goethe Coaching Program, as a Coachee. This year I’m excited to be part of the other end of the program- as a Goethe Coach. The Coaching Cycle gave me new insights and new ideas that I could immediately implement in my teaching, and made me a better teacher! I’m excited to share new practices with you and give feedback and encouragement. Too often we German teachers feel like we are alone, but we aren’t! We have a great community of German teachers and wonderful German Goethe Coaches to help give you the support that you need. I can’t wait to work with you and share ideas!