Sara A. Brown is an Instructional Support Leader for the Office of Education Options at Chicago Public Schools. The Office of Education Options includes programming for students who are court involved, formally expelled from CPS, pregnant and parenting, and re-engaged youth.
Sara works with principals and teachers of the Options Schools to ensure that all students enrolled are provided with a high-quality education. A large part of her work involves planning and delivering professional development on Common Core State Standards implementation across all Options schools.
Sara has also worked to ensure that CPS' new teacher and principal evaluation system is implemented with fidelity, both within Options schools and throughout the District. Prior to working with the Office of Education Options, Sara taught high school history in the Chicago Public Schools for eight years, where she used her class time to ensure her students learned how to do the work of historians and not simply memorize facts and dates.
Sara earned a Master of Arts from Columbia University in International Educational Development and a Master of Education from the University of Illinois-Chicago in Instructional Leadership.
Sara will be presenting as part of the panel, "Preparing Great Teachers for At-Promise Students."