Sarah J. Little, Ed.D.

Headshot Faculty Sarah Little

Assistant Professor
Assessment Coordinator, College of Education
864.977.7881
sarah.little@ngu.edu
Department: Early Childhood Education
Location: Tigerville, SC

"Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Early Childhood Education.

    Degrees

    M.Ed. Education, Southern Wesleyan University
    Ed.S. Literacy, Converse College
    M.Ed. Administration, University of South Carolina
    Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina

  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes fourteen years in South Carolina public schools, with experience in Special Education, First Grade, and as an Instructional Coach/Testing Coordinator.

  • Articles Published

    “Coaching by Scaffolding: Increasing Teacher Questioning Through Structured Modeling and Feedback” ProQuest, 2019

  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:

    • Spartanburg School Districts
    • Greenville School District
    • Dillon School District 3
    • Literacy Specialists from SC State Department
    • Graduate School Administration, University of South Carolina
  • My Story

    I always knew I was called to be a teacher, but my educational path has taken different directions over the course of my career. I began teaching in a self-contained Special Education classroom, and after a marriage and move across the state, found myself in a First Grade classroom. This led to my love of early literacy, and it was during this time I completed my Master’s of Education and Education Specialist degree in Literacy. This degree allowed me to move into an Instructional/Literacy Coaching role, which evolved into data specialist, testing coordinator, and leading teachers in professional development. This unlocked a new love- sharing my love of learning with others. I obtained my Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction during this time, and the Lord opened the door to higher education. I truly feel I am fulfilling my purpose guiding future educators and helping them grow in their love of teaching!

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    I love teaching any courses regarding early literacy- there is so much to learn, and research is constantly evolving, so content is always new, exciting, and relevant!