Before joining CLC, Sarah held several positions that showcased her dedication to early childhood education. Her passion for fostering language and literacy skills in young children led her to serve as the Program Director for The Early Learning and Literacy Initiative at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT.
Additionally, Sarah oversaw the operations of NORY, a STEAM education startup based in New York City. During her tenure, she worked closely with young children, guiding them through experiential and hands-on projects, such as robotics that not only encouraged their creativity and problem-solving abilities but also emphasized important soft skills like resilience, empathy, and inquisitiveness. Sarah’s commitment to early childhood education extended beyond the classroom, where she contributed to creating a stimulating and immersive learning environment for children at a language immersion preschool in Culver City, CA.
Throughout her career, Sarah has accumulated 13 years of experience in various early childhood roles, encompassing teaching at the preschool to lower elementary levels and administration. She has had the opportunity to work in diverse profit and non-profit organizations across California, New York, and Connecticut, which has enriched her understanding of early childhood education in different contexts. Sarah continues her collaboration with community partners, such as Stamford Public Schools, Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, and Parents as Co-Educators Program and SC2C.
Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics and Child Development & Family Studies from California State University of Long Beach. Furthermore, she completed her early childhood teacher education at University of California, Irvine and lower elementary teacher education from North American Montessori Center.