Sarah is a Partner at Transcend focused on growing its network of innovators in education and increasing community engagement.
She has been redesigning education since she created her own interdisciplinary major as an undergraduate at Amherst College and has continued to reexamine what teaching and learning look like in school settings ever since.
Sarah taught in public and independent schools across the country for over 10 years, including a pivotal time as a founding member of an award-winning EL Education school in Springfield, MA. From there, she went on to open 5 other schools and transformed practices in over 50 others in a variety of different roles: as a Chief Academic Officer of a charter network, as a school designer for EL Education, and in ed tech increasing LMS adoption.
When not working, you can find Sarah hiking or biking in the hills around her home in Seattle, WA with her husband and two kids, doing yoga, or attempting to pickle or ferment something new.
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Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning
Transcend’s Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning describes the key ways we believe the student experience must change so that schools can prepare all young people to thrive in and transform the world.
Transform Learning with Community-Based Design
Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.