Teacher of 40 years honored before retiring Posted in: Lifestyle Sarah Homerstad, a teacher at Booker T. Washington Elementary School who has taught at Elgin ISD for the past 40 years, was congratulated for her upcoming retirement with a drive-through send-off in front of BTW at the end of the last day of the school year. Current and former students were invited to drive by, honk and wave at Homerstad, and she waved at and said goodbye to her students as they drove past. Photos by Julianne Hodges ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!