A native of Chillicothe, Missouri, Sara Mashburn graduated from Truman State in 2013, with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a Master’s Degree in Education with an Emphasis on Secondary English. She has teaching experience in a variety of schools, from small town Catholic schools to German military bases. She even served as an English as a Secondary Language teacher in Thailand for one year. Sara began teaching at Marian in the spring of 2014 as the long-term sub while the previous language arts teacher was on maternity leave. She took on the role full time the following school year.