Indiana Area Senior High School

Mrs. Sabatini joins IHS staff as a freshman English teacher

By Elia Dietz

Beth Sabatini has joined IHS staff as a freshman English teacher. She has been teaching for 13 years at other school districts until returning to her hometown of Indiana. 

Beth Sabatini was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from IHS in 2004. She attended Penn State University from 2004-2008, earning her Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in psychology. She later attended IUP for graduate school, certifying her Master’s in English and English education. 

“I enjoy helping young people learn skills that they will use for the rest of their lives,” Mrs. Sabatini affirms, “I love teaching because every day is different, the job never gets boring because there are new challenges every single day.”

Mrs. Sabatini has worked at multiple schools prior to IHS. Her first job was at Brashear High School, which is part of the Pittsburgh Public School system. She worked there for two years until moving to Philadelphia with her husband, where she taught at a charter school named Collegium Charter School. 

After working at Collegium Charter School for only two years, Mrs. Sabatini then started her longest career at Penns Manor. Her time spent at Penns Manor was a special experience since her mother had worked as an English teacher at the school for her entire career. This made the opportunity very memorable. There, she taught from 2014 up until 2023, where a job opened up in her hometown of Indiana. 

Mrs. Sabatini expresses her gratitude to be back at IHS, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be back at IHS. As I mentioned, I was born and raised in Indiana. I graduated from IHS in 2004, and I know that the education that I received here has helped me every step of the way. IHS is a special community, and I am excited to be a part of it again.” 

Although this is Mrs. Sabatini’s first year coming back to teach students at IHS as an alumni, she has proven to be well adapted to her classroom. Her dedication for her students’ education does not go unnoticed. She is always enthusiastic to teach new subjects and is committed to persuade her students of the importance of exploring the English language. 

[Photo Credit: Addy Mosco and Ella Mosco] “Mrs. Sabatini, the new IHS English teacher.”

Freshman Destiney Crawshaw acknowledges how Mrs. Sabatini’s class has changed her previous viewpoint on the subject, “I am not a fan of Shakespeare, but I love her class and would like to learn more.” 

In Mrs. Sabatini’s free time, she enjoys reading a good book. Her favorite genre is nonfiction dramas. She also favors playwrights, her most admired writer being William Shakespeare. 

IHS is enthusiastic to welcome a bright new teacher into the school district.

Elia Dietz
Editor In Chief
Elia Dietz is experiencing her sophomore year at IHS as second-year reporter for the High Arrow. Outside of school, she enjoys tennis, dancing, and reading. She is happy to be a part of the High Arrow again and expresses high hopes for this school year.

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