Since joining ERS in 2014, Sarah has worked on projects across the country, with a focus on solving human capital challenges. Her work has taken her to Memphis, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, New York State, and Louisiana. She led our work exploring resource equity in Shelby County Schools which culminated in a groundbreaking study on funding divisions between the district and charter sector. Currently, she leads a multi-year project with the Louisiana Department of Education and eleven rural school systems to develop affordable teacher residency programs. For two years prior, she had the pleasure of working with Indianapolis, her home city, to support two cohorts of school leadership teams identify and implement their school design priorities. Sarah is also a leader within the organization, coordinating the Human Capital Practice Area, representing fellow ERS Principal Associates on the professional development team, and serving on the Organizational Development and Inclusion task force.
Prior to ERS, Sarah served as a Teach for America corps member, and taught 8th grade English in Memphis. Her years in the classroom sparked her interested in education policy and led her to pursue a M.Sc. in evidence-based social interventions at Oxford University. She also has an M.Ed from Christian Brothers University and BAs from Indiana University.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her fiancée and their elderly but adorable dachshund. You can find her hiking in National Parks, or else at home in Cambridge, cooking or trying to learn Mandarin.
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