Sarah Liebman ’23

Name: Sarah Liebman 
College/University Attending: University of Texas at Austin 
Major/Area of Interest: Film and Production 
Years at Shipley: 2 
Debate club, Model UN, Service Committee (secretary), Vinyl Record Club, Shipley TV (Co-Founder), Varsity basketball, Varsity softball, Squash 
Who was your most influential teacher and why? 
Mr. Clement. He made learning exciting and made it his mission to help me succeed. He met with me privately and in small groups before every test multiple times and after tests to reflect. Always has a positive attitude and excited to teach. 
What was your favorite class and why? 
Comparative anatomy and Neuroscience because it improved my study habits, I am very interested in this specific field, and I like writing and doing research papers. 
What was your most memorable experience at Shipley? 
Co-founding Shipley TV. Escalated my passion for TV and film, promoted school spirit, I learned about all areas of film, and taught me responsibility as a leader. 
What does Courage for the Deed; Grace for the Doing mean to you? 
Putting yourself in a situation that could make you uncomfortable because you know that it is necessary and/or you will be a better person because of it 
Complete this sentence: Shipley has prepared me to… 
make a difference in the world 
How has Shipley prepared you to be your best self and do your best work? 
Improved my study habits and celebrated my eagerness to learn as well as my wide variety of interests. 
How has Shipley encouraged you to take risks? 
There has always been a faculty member behind me in every decision ready to support and guide me. 
Please write a short reflection on your time at Shipley and what it has meant to you. 
Coming into Shipley I expected a rigorous course load compared to that of my old school and a smaller class. That was it. I would have never imagined all of the doors that shipley would open for me. I met so many amazing people who I admire. I bonded with students throughout my classes and across grades over varied interests. Including: record collecting, being jewish, film and production, and even mandarin club. Shipley has also tremendously improved my writing skills. My teachers all met with me to review essays and writing assignments. Through our hard work i have seen a dramatic improvement in my writing. I will always be grateful to Shipley for showing me what a true learning environment looks like, where everyone is celebrated and supported. 
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.