Sara J. Castner, School Director
Ms. Castner grew up and still lives 30 miles south of Rochester. Ms. Castner taught pre-school through 12th grades in a variety of settings for 15 years prior to coming to DCS. Ms. Castner came to Discovery as an Intervention Specialist and Special Education Consultant Teacher in Discovery’s second year then moved into the role of Primary Dean and then Assistant Director. Ms. Castner is excited and proud to take on the role of School Director.
Ms. Castner is a child centered leader that prioritizes high expectations for all. She will push to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As the School Director, it is important to Ms. Castner that everyone who steps through the doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be a part of DCS! This attitude enables everyone to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Ms. Castner is passionate about the success of all DCS students.
Ms. Castner holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from St. John Fisher College; a master’s degree in Advanced Special Education K-12 from Grand Canyon University, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from SUNY Brockport College.
Kara Snyder, School Assistant Director