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About Me

My name is Marie Sauer and I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year! This is my first year at DKIES and my sixth year as an elementary school teacher. Prior to starting my teaching career, I spent 11 years in the U.S. Army as a Blackhawk pilot. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), a Master’s degree in Information Systems, and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.


I have an amazing husband and a blended family of 5 children. My husband is an Apache pilot working on Fort Shafter. We have 4 adult children living and thriving in Korea, Texas and New Mexico. Our youngest son plays the piano and trumpet and is entering his freshman year at Moanalua High School.


I would like to thank you all for allowing me to be a part of your student’s life. I know that it has been difficult for many families to balance home, work, and school life. With a firm parent-teacher partnership, I know that we can ensure that your student will succeed this year and will be prepared and confident for a lifetime of learning!