Sarah has taught middle and high school English Language Arts for 23 years in the Denver Metro Area. She serves as co-director of Development for the Denver Writing Project, is involved with several National Writing Project initiatives, and is an adjunct instructor at University of Colorado Denver and the University of Denver. Sarah participates in the Literacy Design Collaborative national peer review team, an ever-expanding group of educators who review modules submitted by teachers across the country for consideration as exemplary and for feedback from colleagues with LDC expertise. She holds a B.A. in Secondary English Education with a minor in Intercultural Communication from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, an M.A. in Language, Literacy, and Culture: English Education, from University of Colorado Denver, and earned her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2010. Most recently, Sarah was honored as the 2017 Schoology K-12 Educator of the Year.