Name:  Sarah Segal 

    Grade: 6th


    • Humanities (Social Sciences & English Language Arts)
    • AVID Teacher

    Email: sarah.segal@hoodriver.k12.or.us

    2018 Giza, Egypt  


    English Language Arts and Social Studies grades will be based on assignments, projects, tests, and classroom participation.  We will use the following grading scale:


    90-100%                     A

    80-89%                       B

    70-79%                       C

    60-69%                       D

    0-59%                         NG = No Grade or I = Incomplete (both NG & I can be completed

                                                                                               for a letter grade)




     Teaching Experience

    Hood River Middle School, 6th grade (2009-present)

    Hood River Middle School, 8th grade (2005-2009)

    Bonner School, 6th grade (2003-2005)



    2004 M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, University of Montana

    1998 B.A. Sociology/Anthropology, Western State College of Colorado


    Student Enrichment Travel

    2013 Costa Rica - Education First

    2008 Washington D.C. & New York City - Worldstrides

    2006 Washington D.C., Philadelphia, & New York City - Worldstrides


    World History, Cultures, and International Relations Professional Development

    2018 Egypt - Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO)

    2018 Jordan - Where There Be Dragons, "Jordan Educator: Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues"

    2017 Mexico - Earthwatch Teacher Fellow, "Conserving Wetlands & Traditional Aztec Agriculture in Mexico"

    2016 Netherlands - Education First, Amsterdam International

    2015 Czech Republic - Education First, Prague International

    2015 Vietnam & Cambodia - Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO)

    2014 Washington - Population Education Leadership Institute @ IslandWood School in The Woods

    2013-2014 Washington D.C. - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Museum Teacher Fellow

    2013 Turkey - National Endowment for the Humanities, "Istanbul Between East & West: Crossroads of History"

    2012 Spain - Educational First, Madrid International

    2012 Germany - Goerte-Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program

    2012 Washington D.C. - United States Holocaust Museum Western States Teacher Workshop

    2011 New Mexico - Dar al Islam Teachers' Institute

    2010 China (autumn) - Hanban/Confucius Institute

    2010 China (summer) - National Consortium for Teaching About Asia

    2010 Michigan - University of Michigan, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Academic Sharing Program

    2009 South Korea - Korean Studies Workshop for American Educators

    2008 Honduras - Culture & Spanish Language Development

    2007 Saudi Arabia - ARAMCO Educators to Saudi Arabia

    2007 India - Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad

    2005 New York - Columbia University, National Endowment for the Humanities "China & the Islamic World"

    2005 Illinois - University of Illinois Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Center Curriculum Development Workshop

    2005 Montana – University of Montana Mansfield Center, National Consortium for Teaching About Asia

    2004 Japan - Fulbright Memorial Fund

    1998 France - Saint-Cesaire Neanderthal Archaeology Research & Field Study


    United States History Professional Development

    2022 Washington - Mount Saint Helens Volcano Naturalist

    2016 California – Little Tokyo, Los Angeles & Manzanar, National Endowment for the Humanities “Civil Liberties in Times of Crisis”

    2016 Washington – Bainbridge Island & Seattle, National Park Service & National Japanese American Historical Society

              “Perspectives on Japanese American Incarceration”

    2016 Scotland – University of Edinburgh, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History “Jefferson & The Enlightenment”

    2014 Kansas - Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, Teacher Fellowship

    2014 Washington D.C. - C-Span Summer Educators' Conference

    2012 Virginia - Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Barringer Research Fellow

    2009 Virginia - Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Teacher Institute

    2008 Washington D.C. - Decatur House, National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History & Culture "Race and

               Place: An Examination of African Americans in Washington , DC from 1800-1954"

    2006 England - University of Oxford, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History "Age of Lincoln"


    Additional Professional Development 

    2022 Washington - Mount Saint Helens Institute, Volcanoe Naturalist

    2018                    National Geographic Certified Educator

    2001 California - Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, School Garden Teacher Training


    Special Projects

    2020                  Oregon Department of Education - Ethnic Studies Content Standards Panel
    2015-2020         Carter G. Woodson National Book Award Committee (2018 Chair)
    2014-2017         Minoru Yasui Tribute Project 
    2016-2017         Confluence in the Classroom
    2016-2018         Oregon Department of Education - Social Sciences Content & Advisory Panel
    2017                  UC Berkeley Bay Area Writing Project
    2016-2017         Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Teacher Advisory Committee
    2012-2016         Oregon Council for the Social Studies Board Member (2016 President)
    2011               Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Teacher Advisory Committee
    2008-2011         Oregon Department of Education - Social Sciences Content & Assessment Panel
    2000-2001         Sonoma State University AmeriCorps VISTA “Project SCHOLARS” 
    Community Service

    2021-present     Mount Saint Helens Institute Mountain Stewart & Guide

    2017-2021         Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education

    2018-2020         Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation Board Member

    2016-2017         Hood River Adopt A Dog Animal Shelter Board Member

    2015-2016          American Councils for International Education (Ukraine FLEX & Indonesia YES), U.S. Department of State

    2015                   Oregon State University Columbia River Gorge Extension - Master Food Preserver Volunteer

    2005                   Women's Voices for the Earth AmeriCorps Volunteer, Montana

    2002                   University of Montana Alternative Spring Break “Santa Fe, New Mexico Habitat for Humanity Project”



    Segal, S. (2022). The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee Book Review. Social Education, 86 (3), pg. 189.

    Segal, S. (2021). The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal Book Review. Social

                   Education, 85(3), pp.163-164.

    Segal, S. (2020). Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air Book Review. Social Education,

                  84(3), pp.166.

    Segal, S. (2020). Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future Book Review. Social

                   Education, 84(3), pp.164-165. 

    Segal, S., Brugar, K., et al. (2019). Introducing the NCSS Septima P. Clark Women in Literature Book Award.  

                   Social Education, 83(6), pp.370-373.

    Segal, S. (2019). The Carter G. Woodson Book Award, 2019 Introduction. Social Education, 83(3), pp.151.

    Segal, S. (2018). Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Book Review. Social Education, 82(3), pp.156.

    "Minoru Yasui's Legacy: Students of Sarah M. Segal Study the Imprisonment of Japanese Americans,"

                   The Social Studies Professional (May/June 2017).

    Segal, S. (2017). March (Trilogy) Book Review. Social Education, 82(2), pp.182.

    Segal, S. (2017). Adopt A Dog: Taking Care to Find the Right Match. Hood River News: Kaleidoscope. 

    Segal, S. (2016). A Local Hero, A Classroom Lesson, A New State LawToday’s Oregon Education

                   Association Magazine, 90(3), pp.20-21.

    Segal, S. (2016). Minoru Yasui: From Roots to ResultsOregon Journal for the Social Studies, 4 (1).

    Segal, S. (2014). Germany: Already a STEM Role ModelModern Germany Update, pp.13-15.

    Segal, S. (2011). Growing Vines, Growing Young MindsHood River News: Kaleidoscope, 105 (74).

    Segal, S. (2011). Reflections from ChinaHood River New: Kaleidoscope, 105 (2).

    Segal, S. (2009). Going Back in Time – A Social Studies Teacher Gets a History Lesson of Her Own

                  Today’s Oregon Education Association Magazine, 28 (29), pp. 29.


    Notable Accolades

    2022 Honored by AVID HRVHS Graduating Senior

    2021 Honored by AVID HRVHS Graduating Senior

    2016 Civics Scholar, Oregon Classroom Law Project

    2015 Oregon History Teacher of the Year

    2013 Robert H. Jackson National Social Justice Teacher of the Year