By Hannah Chong
Government, Economics and basketball might not seem like they have a lot in common. But here at La Cañada High School, they all lead to one person; tall, bright, energetic Miss Sarah Beattie.
Miss Beattie, an alumnus of LCHS herself, has returned to her roots to teach General Government and Economics, as well as to coach Girls’ Basketball. After graduating from LCHS, she went to University of Wisconsin-Madison and then to Azusa Pacific, graduating with a masters in journalism with an emphasis on marketing and personal relations.
“I came back to La Cañada because I absolutely love everything about it,” said Miss Beattie. “One of the best things about coming back is seeing kids that I coached in swim and basketball grown up.”
Before she became a teacher and a coach, she aspired to be a professional basketball player.
“My favorite team is the San Antonio Spurs,” she said with a smile. “They’re one of the NBA teams who play as an actual team.”
When she’s not walking the halls or in the North Gym, Miss Beattie enjoys going to concerts, playing intramural softball with her friends, and hiking. She also works political advancement jobs for government officials such as President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
“I loved my time at La Cañada High School,” Miss Beattie said, “and I hope to instill the same passion and excitement in my students.”
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