The UM Staff Council has chosen Sarah Siebert, who teaches 4-year-olds at Willie Price Lab School, as December’s Staff Member of the Month. To help us get to know her better, Siebert answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss.
IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?
Siebert: I started working at Ole Miss in August 2009.
IOM: What is your hometown?
Siebert: Shorewood, Illinois
IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss memory?
Siebert: There are so many to choose from. Professionally, helping prepare for the Education Reform Forum during the 2008 presidential debate as a grad assistant and then watching the debate in the Grove. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sports-wise, Ole Miss vs. Texas in Oxford. I had a family member coaching at Texas that year, so my entire family came to Oxford for the first time. Beating them the next year was even better!
IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work?
Siebert: My students and my co-workers are incredible. My students are eager to learn, sweet and make me laugh all day long! My co-workers are the most positive and hardworking people I have ever met. Also, I love that we get to work with so many different groups of students who come to Willie Price for various reasons. You can’t help but be happy at Willie Price!
IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work?
Siebert: Eat! I love to cook for my friends and family. I also love to travel, especially for Ole Miss sporting events. I only missed one football game this season (home or away); of course, it was the Alabama game.
IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list?
Siebert: Go to a Taping of the Jimmy Fallon show.
IOM: What is your favorite movie?
Siebert: “Heavyweights.” So many great quotes, and you can’t help but laugh the entire time.
IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition?
Siebert: The Walk of Champions before football games.
IOM: What is a fun fact about you?
Siebert: I sang and danced onstage with the Beach Boys and John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) to “Barbara Ann” this summer in Tupelo with a bunch of my friends. It was like living an episode of “Full House.”
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