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San Domenico School News & Events

#FacesOfSD - Sara Kurtzig

We've got so many cool people in our SD community and we thought you'd like to get to know some of them. Follow along at #FacesOfSD. Here, meet Sara Kurtzig, SD parent and PSA Community Building Co-VP.

When did your family join the SD community?

Jamie – now 7th grade – started in Pre K so this is our family's 8th year here!

In what city do you and your family live?

We live in San Anselmo – less than a mile from school, so it is easy to walk and roll!

Where are you from?

I am from the East Bay – Go Raiders!

Tell us about your work with the PSA, what inspired you to join, what position do you hold, and what do you do in that role?

I am the Co-VP of Community Building with Sonja Bailey! I love it! It is the best volunteer job ever because it is so fun and social and we can plan fun events for the whole school that can also make a difference!

Which of our core values of Study, Reflection, Community, and Service is inspiring you the most this week and why?

I'm going to combine Community and Service as my 2 prioritized core values this week – especially since we just did our SD Spring Service event this past weekend at the State park!

After working hard all week, what is your ideal weekend?

My ideal weekend is filled with family time, a fun date with my husband, seeing friends/kid sports and my favorite hip hop class Sunday morning!

What are a few of your most significant personal accomplishments?

Aside from raising my 3 kids and learning to "think and act like a pancreas" for my daughter with diabetes (her pancreas stopped working when she was one year old), one of my most significant personal accomplishment has been raising over one million dollars (and counting), together with my family, for type 1 diabetes research. I am also proud to have been a nationally ranked figure skater in my last life and a black belt in tae kwon do.

What are a few of your most proud parent moments? (We all have those, "I wish someone had seen this" moments, here's your chance to share one/some of those times with the SD community!)

I am so proud of the kids every day – I am mostly proud of how they don't give up and they live life with big hearts and humor!

Jamie – I am so proud of how she just gave all of her clinical trial money that she earned (by being a pin cushion for research this last year) away to help others!

Kelly – I am so proud of how she wrote an acrostic poem to all of her classmates on the airplane last week because she wanted them to feel special when they returned for winter break

Kai – I am so proud of how he walked miles a day in London on our trip last week (with the help of Pokemon go while walking!) with no complaining – thank you!

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