Learn about Sarah Warhaftig, our KidFit Coach at Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy. Sarah teaches all of our 307 students multiple times a week!
Sarah grew up on the East Coast and has been in education for over ten years. She has worked for the YMCA, United States Olympic Committee and four different schools across Colorado, Florida and California. Most recently, Sarah was the Athletic Director and 6th grade advisor at the Presidio Hill School in San Francisco. She learned about Caliber through a colleague and was impressed with the school's dedication to both mindfulness and social emotional learning. After an engaging conversation with Caliber staff and a site visit to the Richmond Campus the rest was history. Sarah's love of teaching youth echoes outside of Caliber in the broader Bay Area community. She currently is a Board Member for Brown Girls Surf: an organization dedicated to building a more diverse surfing community.
An recent interview with Sarah:
1. What is your favorite thing about teaching Kidfit (and all things health)?
First and foremost, I have the privilege to teach ALL 300+ students that attend our Vallejo school! I truly believe that students need exposure to wellness and movement on a daily basis to help improve their thinking power. Studies continue to show the immense benefits of physical movement especially early in the day that drive higher performance in the classroom. I am grateful for the Vallejo Leadership Team to write and execute my own program and values around wellness, mindfulness and nutrition.
2. What was your favorite subject growing up?
Science and Spanish
3. Did you always think you were going to become a teacher?
No! Growing up I wanted to be a Marine Biologist!
4. Favorite candy bar or sweet treat?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
5. If you could go on a dream vacation, what would you do + where would you go?
I would love to go to South America and hike Patagonia.
6. What is your favorite thing about the Bay Area (or specifically about Vallejo!)?
The Bay Area is culturally rich and diverse. I love having access to mountains, beaches and beautiful hiking trails!
7. What is one fun fact that most people don't know about you? Or something else awesome that you want to share.
Prior to becoming a teacher I was a sales administrator for Fox Sports en Espanol. I placed commercial spots for the network and worked in New York City. Also, I am a surfer and lover of the ocean. Most weekends and time away you will find me exploring new surf spots up and down the California Coast.
We urge you to come visit Caliber: ChangeMakers Academy to see Sarah in action! You could even get a workout by joining one of her classes :)