Mrs. Sally Homstad
I lived my early years on a farm in northwestern Minnesota and at age 4, my family moved to Tempe. All my school years were spent in the Tempe Elementary School District--graduating from Tempe High School.
I received my Bachelors degree from Ottawa University and my Masters degree from Northern Arizona University. I began my teaching career right here at Emerson in 1994 and have been here ever since!
All three of my children attended Emerson, Carson, and Westwood. My oldest son Kevin is a 5th grade teacher in Minnesota. My second son Scott is an IT Supervisor at Vista Outdoor also in Minnesota. My daughter Kaylee is the Speech Pathologist here at Emerson.
I have worked as an instructional assistant in Kindergarten and in the Reading Lab. I have taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and was the Emerson Media Center Specialist for four years. I retired from teaching but realized I missed Emerson too much and decided to come back to a place I loved--the Library. I have loved being a part of Emerson for these many years and know that Emerson students and their families are the GREATEST!!