A Whitehall-Yearling High School teacher has been named Teacher of the Month.

A Whitehall-Yearling High School teacher has been named Teacher of the Month.

WSNY (94.7 FM) and TelOhio Credit Union recognized Sara Levitt last week at the school, providing her with a plaque while Donatos provided pizzas for her students.

"Every day is different. I love being a teacher," said Levitt, who was aware in advance of the honor bestowed upon her last Thursday, April 28.

The district nominated several teachers and a districtwide selection process led to Levitt, whose name was submitted to the credit union and radio station for consideration.

The Whitehall Education Association told Levitt she had achieved the honor.

Levitt has taught at Whitehall-Yearling for nine years and has been an educator for 14 years.

Both her parents were teachers, but Levitt began working in human resources before segueing into education.

"I answered a (classified advertisement) one day for a job teaching Spanish (to English-speaking students)," said Levitt, who has traveled and worked abroad.

"I think it enriches your life to learn another language (and probably) the best way to truly understand another culture," said Levitt, whose education career began at the Arts and College Preparatory Academy in Columbus.

Levitt also volunteered for a literacy program, thus beginning her migration toward teaching English as a second language.

Levitt teaches ESL to all grade levels at Whitehall-Yearling and also teaches biology and algebra to ESL students.

A Blacklick resident, Levitt has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international relations from Ohio State University and a master's degree in teaching English as a second language from Ohio Dominican University.