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Sarah Knutson

Sarah Knutson

Substitute Teacher

Clover Park School District

Tacoma, WA

DC Capitol-Hill-tested Poli Sci professional and long-term Spanish substitute teacher who's great with kids, people, and public speaking. I'm looking for a teaching position that will officially hire me as is as an investment in my potential, then see me excel with the skills I've been enabled to achieve.




"Be kinder than necessary, because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Clover Park School District, Harrison Prep

Long-term Spanish Substitute

What started as a temporary position for the teacher on maternity leave turned into an open-ended substitute opportunity. Currently teaching Spanish to 6th-9th graders in three Spanish 1 (9th), two Foundations 2 (7th-8th), and one Foundations 1 (6th) classes. Plans for ARC participation and certification achievement are under way.

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

Program Specialist

Generally goofing off and playing all day with some pretty spectacular kids.

Pierce County Parks and Recreation; Companionship Program

Peninsula Region Team Leader

Companionship provides free or low-cost activities and events for families with children of all abilities. The position involves a lot of community organizing.

Washington State Senate


Clerical work for the Senate Committee Services, specifically for the Human Services & Corrections and Law & Justice committees, during the 2013 legislative session.

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Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Director, Member Benefits

Volunteer staff member; manage benefits offered for DC YPFP branch, along with a few benefits available to all branches

U.S. House of Representatives

Staff Assistant

Reception and phone representative, Tour Coordinator, Intern Coordinator, occasional tour guide

DC Internationals Middle East & South Asia Language Institute [MESALI]

Social Media Consultant

Updated all media for DC Internationals-MESALI, including the website and social networks

U.S. Senate


Intern for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR)

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Governor Theodore Kulongoski

Intern for Senior Policy Advisor Dawn Bonder

Assisted with research for Early Childhood Matters Advisory Council, attended senior staff meetings, budget discussions, developed an understanding of professional political environment


NORPAC Foods, Inc

Personnel Clerk

Clerical work for HR department

Pacific Lutheran University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science; Social Development and Justice

Minor in Global Studies; study abroad iin DubaiJanuary 2008, Trinidad & Tobago January-May 2009. Capstone on compare and contrast treatment of indigenous populations and environments by oil companies, Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador and Shell in the Niger Delta.

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Cheyenne Central High School


High school History Club President, National Honor Society member, 6-time Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field letter, Key Club letter, Speech and Debate letter. Worked at Texas Roadhouse during senior year.

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