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 - 2021, Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Teacher Collaborative Committee - 2020 Palmetto Citizens Youth Financial Educator of the Year - SC Financial Literacy Master Teacher, 3rd year cohort - December 2020, SC Treasurer's Office Financial Literacy Educator of the Month - Gifted & Talented Endorsement - Read to Succeed Endorsement - NearPod Certified Educator - Google Certified Educator Level 1

Sarah Ostergaard


Hello and welcome to my Teacher Page! Here you will find my contact information, a little bit about me, syllabi for our courses, and my class schedule. 


At Irmo High School International School for the Arts, I generally teach Economics, Government, and/or International Baccalaureate Personal Professional Skills courses.  This year I am teaching core courses in the IB Career-related Programme and the IB Diploma Programme, and am the Magnet Lead Teacher (Discover 5) and IB / This is Escolares Coordinator. 


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. 

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