In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?
Getting to experience Ursuline as an educator is a full-circle moment. On my first day, I actually gave a tour of the campus to the other new members of the faculty. I felt like I never left! My education at Ursuline went beyond academics. I learned so much about communication, relationships, resilience, and creativity from so many of the amazing teachers and coaches. I use these lessons daily in my time as an educator at Ursuline. During these difficult times, I have had to especially rely on these values to help make a seamless transition between in-person and virtual learning for 6-year-olds. Having experienced Ursuline myself as a student, I know the importance of creating a space for the girls to be their most unique selves. I also know how amazing and challenging it can be to be a part of a community of strong girls. I feel so lucky to be able to use memories of my own Ursuline education to shape the experience of the next generation.
Please describe the most significant value you learned from Ursuline Academy.
Courage. The courage to step outside of the amazing bubble I surrounded myself in at Ursuline for 13 years. Going to a much larger university, I challenged myself to join various academic and social organizations. If I didn’t have the Ursuline experience, I would not have been given the tools and the personal drive to do more during my time at LSU.
Describe Ursuline in one word. Explain.
Special. There are so many words I could use to describe Ursuline, but as cliche, as it is, special is a word I believe truly captures the essence of this beautiful community. As a student, I formed the most amazing friendships with women who all are so unique, but together we have a bond of sisterhood. It’s amazing to see these friendships forming for girls at Ursuline today, and reminds me of the unique opportunities that UA provides to develop life-lasting bonds.
As an educator, I see the inner workings of a place I care about so much. My fellow teachers and I are constantly dreaming up ideas to take our curriculum beyond pencil and paper. We believe in fostering an environment where the girls experience things beyond the expectations we set for them, whether it is creating a successful slime business or creating a digital timeline and setting goals for their future selves.
Ursuline is more than a school—it is a special environment that facilitates not only academic growth but personal growth. I am so grateful for my time at Ursuline and will continue to create meaningful moments with these young trailblazers at Ursuline.
About Sarah Treadaway Corvers
Sarah Treadaway Corvers is a proud Merry Mac, Class of 2012. Attending UA for 13 years, she is thrilled to return home and provide the girls with the same enriching education she received during her time. When she made the decision to become a teacher, she always knew she wanted to be back on State Street. She graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Additionally, she holds an M.Ed with a specialization in Gifted and Talented from the University of New Orleans. Beyond teaching at Ursuline, Sarah serves on the Technology Committee, the Division Integration Committee, and she is also a member of the Ursuline Alumnae Board. When she's not cheering on the Saints and LSU Tigers, she's spending time with her husband, Kyle, and sweet pup, Biscuit, in Metairie, Louisiana.