Sarah recently joined the Institute in 2016. Sarah was previously the Educator Effectiveness Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Education where she served in a variety of roles since 2005. Throughout her tenure with the Department, Sarah gained extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and programs, including Title I, school improvement, school turnaround, and educator evaluation. She received her B.A. from Purdue University in Elementary Education and M.A. in Teaching from Marian University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University. Sarah began her career in education teaching at the elementary level and has experience as an administrator as well as teaching at the post-secondary level.