Watson to teach writing, English classes in Boston

Teresa Suh

English teacher Sasha Watson will be moving to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She has been at Harvard-Westlake for four years.

Watson gave birth to a son last summer, and she has set her priorities to be closer to her family.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here, and I’m sorry to leave,” Watson said. “The students at Harvard-Westlake are wonderful to work with.”

Watson has taught English II and AP Language and Composition, and also helped to create the Harvard-Westlake Poetry Festival, “Wider than the Sky.”

“When we first got Ms. Watson, it was a bit of a transition [because] we were getting a new teacher in the middle of the year,” Marina Weidmann ’17 said. “But she made the adjustment really easy for me, and my classmates and I like her a lot.”

Watson will be teaching English classes to sophomore students at the Commonwealth School in Boston starting this Fall.

In addition, she will also teach a fiction writing class and a short story reading and writing class.

“She is a really good teacher and she makes classes very interesting and straightforward,” Weidmann said.

Watson is “looking forward to working with students in Boston,” she said.

“She really made the analysis of our reading interesting, and I think it is very evident her passion for teaching and for English in general,” Weidmann said. “It’s really sad that she’s leaving Harvard-Westlake, but I hope that she does well at her new school.”