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, Philadelphia, New York State, New Orleans, and her home city, Indianapolis. 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. She has also been a leader in ERS’s school design work, serving for two years in Indianapolis to support school leadership on their strategic planning and budgeting processes. Sarah also co-leads the Human Capital Practice Area and serves on ERS’s Organizational Development and Inclusion task force.
Prior to ERS, Sarah served as a Teach for America corps member, where she 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 in History and English from Indiana University.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys cooking, staying active, and serving as an active member of her church. She and her husband live in Cambridge with their elderly but adorable dachshund, Legend.
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