Mrs. Sarah Claire Sartain

Spotlight Teacher

662-280-7075 ext. 401

Gifted Children's Bill of Rights

You have a right to . . . 

know about your giftedness.

learn something new everyday.

be passionate about your talent area without apologies.

have an identity beyond your talent area.

feel good about your accomplishments.

make mistakes.

seek guidance in the development of your talent.

have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.

choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.

not to be gifted at everything.

written by Del Siegle, NAGC President, 2007-2009




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The Brain





Hi, I'm Mrs. Sartain!

It is my privilege to welcome your child to my Spotlight class! I look forward to helping him/her discover what he/she does well so that he/she can soar like an eagle.


I, a product of DeSoto County Schools, graduated from Southaven High School (still a Charger at heart) and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in 2002 and 2007 respectively. I obtained my master’s degree in gifted, talented, and creative in 2020. Horn Lake Intermediate School has been my home professionally for over sixteen years now. I taught fourth grade for three years (2007-2010), third grade for seven years (2010-2017), and fifth grade for one year (2017-2018). This is my sixth year out of the general education classroom. 


On a more personal note, I am married to my Prince Charming, Clay, and I have one fur baby, a rambunctious beagle named Ferriss. My hobbies include antiquing, exercising, singing karaoke, and playing trivia.


Quoting Albert Einstein, I wholeheartedly believe that “creativity is intelligence having fun.”


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Scents (e.g. candle, lotion, etc.): Clean and Lavender

Place to Eat: Newk's

Places to Shop: Books-A-Million, Knowledge Tree, and Target

Drinks: White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks (hot), Sweet Tea from Sonic, and Barq’s Root Beer

Candy/Snacks: Heath Bar, Riesen, Planters Trail Mix, and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips   

Collectible: I Love Lucy Barbie Dolls

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“Intellectually gifted children” shall mean those children and youth who are found to have an exceptionally high degree of intelligence as documented through the identification process. The needs of these students should be addressed based on the program options provided in the Outcomes for Intellectually Gifted Education Programs Grades 2-8 in Mississippi. - Mississippi Association for Gifted Children


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