About Mrs. Kopplin

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Welcome to 7th grade World Geography! In our classroom students will study people and places around the world. Students will have learning experiences that are flexible to their interests and needs. I find that choice and independent discovery fuel student interest in the world around them so I try to build in opportunities for students to assist in the design of learning goals whenever possible. In my classroom students will learn to develop problem solving and research skills through independent and small group project-based learning tasks. My goal is to try to provide authentic learning opportunities for students whenever I can. This year we are lucky enough to be a 1-1 learning environment in our classroom with Macbook Air laptops to provide each student the opportunity to utilize web-based tools and databases when studying the world. 

I grew up in DeForest, WI and attended college at UW-LaCrosse where I deepened my love for studying and teaching history and the social studies. I also ran track and field and cross country while attending college. I then attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to earn my Masters in Education and my teaching license. 

I love running and biking and traveling with my husband. I also enjoy playing basketball and volleyball from time to time. I love to cook and learn about cultures and world history. I am a Packer fan and Badger fan and love to watch NCAA basketball. My favorite team to cheer for is right here in Shorewood! GO GREYHOUNDS!


2003-Present    Shorewood Intermediate School

2002-2003    Valley Middle School, Apple Valley, Minnesota


M.Ed. - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2004

B.S. History - University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 2001


National Council for the Social Studies Member

Wisconsin Geographic Alliance Member

Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators Teacher of the Yeart Award Recipient 2014

SEED Shorewood Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient 2013-2014

Coaching Experience

Shorewood Girls Cross Country 2003-Present

Track & Field 2001-Present

© Sarah Kopplin 2011