For over 10 years, Sarah has coached school districts to develop their organizational culture by refining service excellence and incorporating tactics for organizational improvement.
To transform their organizations, leaders must continuously review and analyze data, problem solve, and know how to cascade an improvement process so that everyone understands how their actions impact results.”
With 17 years of prior educational experience, Sarah coaches school districts on continuous improvement, organizational culture, and service excellence. As the director of student services and partnership development for the TeacherReady program, she leads a team that strives to provide excellent service to each student seeking teacher certification. Sarah’s expertise includes leadership development, employee engagement, student success, retention, progression and completion, and education for students with disabilities.
Throughout her career, Sarah has:
- Acted as program director of a teacher certification program, helping grow the teacher workforce of a state university.
- Implemented a residency program with a “grow your own” approach to advance paraeducators into fully certified teachers for a public school district with more than 16,000 students.
- Coached an educational cooperative serving students with disabilities across 21 school districts to develop the cooperative’s leadership team, focusing on employee engagement, relationship building, and continuous improvement, which improved the team’s Evidence-Based Leadership skills and leadership commitment.
Prior to her role with Huron Studer Education, Sarah worked in K-12 education as a teacher for students with disabilities, a department head, and a K-12 administrator.
Sarah earned her doctorate of education and education specialist degree from the University of West Florida. She holds a master’s degree of education from the University of Evansville and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Indiana. Sarah holds teacher certification and licensure for educational administration, education for students with disabilities in preschool through 12th grade, and elementary education for kindergarten through sixth grade. Sarah received board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as an exceptional needs specialist in 2004.
Sarah is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
Areas of Expertise
- Cultural Change
- Organizational Design and Alignment
Education & Certifications
- Ed.D., University of West Florida
- Ed.S., University of West Florida
- M.Ed., University of Evansville
- B.A., University of Southern Indiana
- A.A., Henderson Community College