As Sara White was working to obtain her teaching certificate, she wanted to make sure that she was aiming to be the type of inspiring teacher she grew up with. Fast forward 9 years, Sara White has been continually making history come alive for students at North Salinas High School. She regularly invites in guest speakers to talk with her students about their lived history. Through experiencing first-hand accounts of different roles and experiences, including WWII veterans, Holocaust survivors, and the former head of the CIA, Sara’s students personally connect with events of the past. Her goal as an educator is to make sure that her students know history and how never to repeat the same mistakes. A lifelong learner and avid conference goer, Sara feels it is important to keep learning new ways to teach history to her students.