Valentine, Sara
Humanities Teacher, Head of Outdoor Gear and Wilderness Medicine
FBRA Girls

Education: B.A.(History) and B.S. (Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources) from West Virginia University.

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, PSIA Alpine Level 1 Ski Instructor & Level 1 Children’s Specialist

More About Sara: Sara grew up in Virginia, developing a passion for local history at a young age. She attended West Virginia University where she quickly fell in love with the outdoors through the university’s outdoor orientation program, teaching outdoor leadership theory courses and leading backpacking and canoeing trips with college students. After graduating, she pursued a career in outdoor education as a trip leader on teen wilderness programs, faculty on a leadership adventure gap semester, and as a ski instructor in Big Sky, Montana. 

Sara is thrilled to be a FBRA team member – combining her interests in history and the outdoors through meaningful and fun experiential education. She is passionate about teaching students how to engage critically and empathetically with the world around them. When she’s not at school, you can find Sara spending time on our local trails and rivers, trying to find the best swimming spot in all of western North Carolina!