A role reversal has Sarah back where it all began

SARAH Lehmstedt will be right at home when she starts her teaching career next week.

The Charles Sturt University graduate will be instructing year 2s at Wodonga’s Victory Lutheran College, the school she graduated from in 2009 after 13 years.

“Eventually I would have liked to end up here, so I’m glad it’s happened sooner rather than later,” Miss Lehmstedt said.

“I was here from prep to year 12 and, through that time, I learnt a lot of things about Victory and that it has really good characteristics.

“It’s an environment in which I could imagine myself teaching.”

Miss Lehmstedt, a former college captain, still has siblings at the school — her brother is in year 1 and sister in year 3.

School principal Cain McDonald said Miss Lehmstedt was the first student to complete her entire schooling at Victory and then return as a teacher.

She is one of 10 new teachers — seven secondary and three primary — at the school with 77 spread across the Drage Road campus.

Five years ago, there were less than 50 teachers at the school.

“It’s fabulous that the school keeps growing and going from strength to strength and it’s good to have new faces and new ideas being brought into the profession,” Mr McDonald said.

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