Mike Sass grew up on a farm south of Monona. He graduated from MFL Mar-Mac High School in Monona in 1996. In December of 2000 he graduated from Iowa State University. He has spent his entire teaching career here at Postville. Most of his time has been spent teaching 5th graders, but has also taught 4th grade and 6th grade. In 2015 he married Kari. In December of 2016 Mike and Kari welcomed their first child, a daughter named Quinn. They live in Postville.