Sarah is a proud LPA parent to a 2nd grader and student support dog (Lucy). She believes that every child has an inalienable right to attain an excellent education no matter their economic status, residential location, or background. This belief led her to join the incredible team at Lafayette Preparatory Academy in 2014 as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction before becoming the Head of School in 2016. Sarah joined LPA after four years working as an instructional coach with Teach For America where she focused on developing Early Childhood and Elementary teachers across the metropolitan area. She supported more than 100 teachers directly and nearly 300 teachers through content development in more than 40 schools during her tenure there. Previous to Teach For America, Sarah spent several years in the classroom in the St. Louis Public Schools and the private sector. Sarah has a Masters in School Administration from the University of Missouri- St. Louis, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Webster University, a Bachelor of Arts in Media Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is an elementary and eMINTS certified teacher. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in School Leadership and Superintendent Certification from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Sarah is also a Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor and spends her spare time working with new mothers or training new Doulas. Sarah enjoys reading, knitting and exploring the St. Louis music scene with her husband, Bryan. When not at school, you might find her riding around on her tricycle or hanging out in Tower Grove park with her family and their dogs, Jackson and Lucy.