Ms. Sparks is very excited to join the Equitas Academy team as an apprentice teacher! Her values strongly align with those of Equitas and made her feel at home right away. Ms. Sparks grew up in the small and rural city of Tiffin, Ohio and is new to the Los Angeles area. She is a recent graduate of Kent State University with a bachelors of science in early childhood education, where she graduated in the top 20% of her class, and a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honors society. Ms. Sparks discovered her passion for teaching many years ago while helping out in her mother's 4th grade classroom and her love of and enthusiasm for teaching only grew stronger during her student teaching experience in a 2nd grade classroom. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, playing the flute or piano, and exploring the beautiful surrounding nature. Ms. Sparks is very excited to meet the scholars and families of Equitas Academy #3 and is looking forward to a wonderful school year!