Phone: (352) 671-7250


Degrees and Certifications:

* Elementary Education K-6 Certificate * ESOL Certificate

Ms. Sarah Burfening

Hello! My name is Sarah Burfening. I am originally from Pensacola, Florida but have called Ocala home for the last five years. I graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Human Resource Management and Multinational Business Operations. I received my teaching certification through the University of West Florida.  


This is my fifth year teaching at Madison Street Academy, but the start of my 16th year teaching. I have taught everything from preK to 5th grade and was fortunate enough to teach in South Korea for two years. I strive to create a positive classroom environment where students feel comfortable and confident in their learning. Also, I aim to instill a sense of responsibility in each student. I want students to be independent thinkers who explore the world around them and ask questions. Teaching truly is my passion.


When I am not in my classroom, you can find me working on my Doctorate of Education classwork. When I'm not studying, I am out with my camera exploring our area and taking photographs. I also love to travel and have been fortunate enough to have visited 21 countries. My absolute favorite is London, England.


I look forward to working with your child this year!


~ Ms. Burfening