Sara Howell

Program Manager, Policy

Sara began her career in education teaching English abroad, and continued as an ESL educator for the Durham Public School System. She later transitioned designing and building professional development and online communities of practice for educators and other adult learners. She brings interest and experience in culturally and linguistically inclusive curriculum and teaching practices, teacher training and support, and equitable access to education resources.

In her role as Program Manager for Public School Forum’s policy team, Sara co-coordinates the Education Policy Fellowship Program, and supports research in other areas including teacher recruitment, diversity, training, and retention. Sara holds a BA in Global Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill. Sara is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the Wake County school system.

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