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Sarah Menor

Instructor

Sarah grew in up in Loxahatchee, Florida and has always been a lover of the outdoors. Her mother, Ruth Menor, is the founding Director of Vinceremos. It was at Vinceremos where Sarah developed her passion for helping those with disabilities and horses. These two things have shaped the direction of her life and work. Sarah grew up as her mother's "right hand woman" assisting in the barn and the lessons at Vinceremos. She volunteered at Vinceremos daily through her teenage years, logging over 6000 hours of volunteer service through her middle school and high school. In 2005, as soon as she was eligible, at the age of 18, Sarah earned her PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, PATH Intl.), instructor’s certification. As a certified instructor, Sarah taught lessons at Vinceremos until leaving for college in 2006. Sarah attended college at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida earning a Bachelor of Arts in Exceptional Student Education. She returned to Palm Beach County in 2011 and started teaching in for the Palm Beach County School District. Sarah is currently the ESE Coordinator at Okeeheelee Middle School in West Palm Beach where she advocates for the educational rights of students who are receiving special education. Sarah also spends her afternoons teaching lessons and volunteering at Vinceremos. She is lead instructor for the Special Olympics Unified Drill Team and has lead multiple teams to the State Special Olympics competition. Sarah has witnessed amazing transformations in her students. One her most memorable experiences was watching one of her students represent the USA at the World Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles in July of 2015. With the help of Sarah, this young woman has overcome her hearing, vision and cognitive limitations to excel in the equestrian sport competition. Her work at Vinceremos was honored by the Florida Panthers where Sarah received a Community HERO award in 2015. Sarah is a disability advocate and a firm believer that horses help bridge the gap between disability and ability.