Sara has 25 years of experience working in the non-profit arts and education arena in New York State and Washington, D.C. She recently served as adjunct professor at the University of Buffalo’s Graduate Program of Arts Management where she taught an education policy course. She currently works as a teacher for Williamsville School District’s Community Education program, and as a teacher and consultant for several community organizations. She also maintains a pottery studio and sells her work locally and nationwide.
For over a decade, she worked for the national Arts Education Partnership (AEP) based in Washington, D.C., in which she was the first person hired for this ground-breaking coalition of local, state and national education, arts, government and philanthropic agencies promoting the importance of arts education. In providing technical assistance and advocacy support to partnering organizations, she often spoke about education policy and funding, federal legislation, research and emerging trends in programming in arts and education. She has additional education expertise from working for the Institute for Higher Education Policy, the Public Education Network, and the American Forum for Global Education which involved helping New York City high school teachers design humanities in global studies programs.
Sara holds an M.Ed. in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a BFA in fine arts from Daemen College in Amherst, NY.