Sara has been an educator for 16 years, serving in public, charter, and magnet school settings. She currently serves as the Supervisor of Social Studies K-12 for the CREC Magnet Schools, providing leadership to Social Studies, Capstone (Senior projects), and Project Based Learning for 16 Magnet Schools in the Greater Hartford, CT area. In this role, Sara works to connect with community partners, museums, and cultural organizations to bring authenticity, cultural relevance, and real world connections to student learning. A lifelong learner, Sara also brings her own training in coaching, mindfulness and design thinking to her work with teachers and students. She is passionate about building teacher and leader capacity to further Project Based Learning.
Prior to this role, Sara taught middle and high school humanities, designing curriculum and incorporating project based teaching practices. Sara also served as a teaching fellow for the Choices program (Brown University), bringing their work around discourse and deliberative dialogue to students and teachers. Sara’s passion for high quality professional learning comes from her work as consultant/coach for the Regional Educational Service Center where she supported districts in the region and presented at many conferences and events. She recognizes the importance of providing teachers an opportunity to live the experiences they want to bring to their students, and loves how PBLWorks offers this to educators. Sara holds a Masters’ in Urban Education as well as advanced degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership.