Sarah Ostergaard

Phone: 803-476-3091


Degrees and Certifications:

J.D., University of Virginia, International Law B.A., Connecticut College, Economics and Hispanic Studies Certificate in International Studies and the Liberal Arts, Connecticut College

Sarah Ostergaard


Hello and welcome to Irmo High School!  I am pleased to have the opportunity to teach here and help students grow.


In my spare time, I like to play board games, go for walks, and read just about anything. I graduated in 1996 from Connecticut College with degrees in Economics and Hispanic Studies (essentially it's Latin American Social Studies in Spanish). I chose to attend Connecticut College because of its international studies certificate program. Through that program, I took special classes in international events and had an internship with Duracell in Mexico City. After college, I was an economics consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Washington, DC, then attended law school at the University of Virginia. I have always been interested in international perspectives, and focused my legal studies on international business/trade. I was an international trade attorney with Baker & McKenzie in Washington, DC. To keep this story short, I have always loved teaching and mentoring. As an adjunct professor I have taught Trial Level Writing at George Mason School of Law, Legal Research and Writing to foreign lawyers at Boston University School of Law, and currently teach two International Law & Business courses in the USC Darla Moore School of Business's Professional MBA program.


Why do I want to teach high school? High School Students are so full of potential, every single one.  I look forward to guiding them on their journeys.


Welcome to my website. To my students: I look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Welcome to Irmo and it's my pleasure to be your teacher.