For nearly a decade, Sarah has advised state leaders on education, workforce, and wellness policy. During that time, she has assisted with development of state policies that transform teacher and leader preparation, evaluation, and training; led development of a national birth-through-workforce data dashboard; and facilitated coalitions to advance bipartisan policy solutions.
Prior to joining Whiteboard Advisors, Sarah led the National Governors Association Education Division’s work on early care and K-12 education systems. Previously, she advised states and districts on performance management and teacher evaluation policy reform at The New Teacher Project (TNTP). Prior to her tenure at TNTP, she served as the Director of Evaluation & Assessment and Chief Information Officer for See Forever Foundation, a charter management organization, where she oversaw adoption and implementation of assessment and technology tools. She has also contributed to development of the Ohio Improvement Process for school turnaround, a pioneering initiative that unified disparate state services to maximize the influence of state investments.
Sarah currently serves as the Chair of the School Performance Committee as a member of the Meridian Public Charter School Board of Directors in Washington, DC. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology and a doctorate in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University. Her research has focused on the impact of state and national policy on social justice activism, teacher beliefs, and ethics of education.