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Subjects Taught
American Literature


M.S. Education Administration/Supervision University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Bachelor of Arts in English Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio


Professional Certifications

Georgia English/Language Arts 7-12

Ohio English/Language Arts 7-12

Advanced Placement Certification

Learning Focused Schools

Curriculum/Benchmark Development for Testing in ELA Working with At Risk Youth

Effectively Using Common Core Standards

Differentiating Instruction

Teaching Single Gender Academies

Data Usage





My name is Vanitrice Sagoes pronounced (Vuh-Nee-tris SAY Goes) I tell my students, “What I SAY GOES” as a funny to help them remember my name as well as to help with pronunciation. I am originally from Ohio, home of the Buckeyes!!

 I am honored and super excited to be joining the Tiger family. I am originally from Akron, Ohio, home of the best NBA player LeBron “King” James! I moved to Atlanta GA in 2002, but I made Douglasville, GA my home in 2006. I have two beautiful daughters, Zah’Niya and Kimberly, and a handsome son, Antavious. I am married to the best football coach ever, Coach Quinton Sagoes.

I received my undergraduate degree at Central State University home of the Marching Marauders in Wilberforce, Ohio and my graduate degree at the University of Dayton home of the Flyers in Dayton, Ohio.

I began my teaching career in 1995 in the Dayton Public School System in Dayton, Ohio teaching in the middle sector before transitioning to high school in 2000. After relocating to Georgia, I had the pleasure of “sharpening my craft” in the DeKalb and Fulton County School Systems teaching World Literature, American Literature, British Literature, Multi-Cultural literature, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Honors English, SAT/ACT prep, Creative Writing, and Journalism. I am founder of the tutoring program H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Excel) and the mentor program Jewels.

I am looking forward to continuing to impact the lives of young people here at Douglas County High School through building healthy relationships with my students, parents, and colleagues. As an educator I strive to motivate students to extend their own personal growth by surpassing their limitations and not focusing on the obstacles. My educational philosophy is when students build on prior knowledge by exploring and acquiring new knowledge, students increase their career opportunities and future personal successes greatly. My personal philosophy is when kids know you genuinely care about them, they will do anything you ask of them. They will meet the expectations. Here at DCHS, I’m prognosticating that my students will commit to a level of performance that challenges them and places them in competition with their collegiate level peers. My expectations of all my students are high, and by the end of the school year they will realize they can overcome obstacles and achieve goals. This is a valuable lesson they can apply to their lives beyond the classroom.