Sarah and Amara love thinking, collaborating, and facilitating together. While they enjoy connecting over all that they share in common, the differences in their thinking, strengths, and lived experiences are what make their work together so magical.
Sarah and Amara both have backgrounds in education. Combined they have almost two decades of classroom teaching experience. They are both passionate about racial justice and committed to catalyzing positive change at the personal, interpersonal, and organizational level.
Sarah's strengths and areas of expertise include: designing and facilitating adult learning and development, community engagement, advocacy, policy, and school design.
Amara's strengths and areas of expertise include: intergroup-dialogue facilitation, coaching, human development, organizational culture transformation, and project management.
“I believe that each of us carries a bit of inner brightness, something entirely unique and individual. A flame that's worth protecting. When we are able to recognize our own light, we become empowered to use it. When we learn to foster what's unique in the people around us, we become better able to build compassionate communities and make meaningful change.”
A little more about us...
Both Sarah and Amara started their careers in the classroom (Sarah teaching middle school English/Language Arts and History for nine years and Amara teaching bilingual third and fourth grade for eight years).
Since leaving the classroom Sarah, has:
Earned a Masters in Education in Education Policy and Leadership from American University
Served as Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator at Resurgence Hall Charter school, a K-8 public charter school
Managed the redefinED/New Georgia Project’s Parent & Caregiver Fellowship, a program focused on strengthening civic engagement efforts in schools by supporting and developing parent and caregiver fellows
Facilitated house meetings for Atlanta Coalition for Education Equity (ACEE), a coalition educators, parents, students, and other community leaders who advocate for policies and practices that expand educational opportunities for Metro Atlanta students
Provided strategic thought partnership on federal policy initiatives at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools through Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE)’s Public Policy Fellowship
Served as a Legislative Fellow in the US House of Representatives through Teach for America (TFA)’s Capitol Hill Fellowship
In her time outside the classroom, Amara has:
Earned a Masters in K-12 Education from Bethel University with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Begun doctoral studies in University of Georgia’s Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development program
Designed curriculum and managed team operations for the innovative Greenfield school model developed by Achievement First (a high-performing charter schools organization)
Become a Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC) through Coach Diversity Institute
Collaboratively designed strategic plans and talent management frameworks for several networks of charter schools as a consultant with NorthStar Education Partners
Served as Director of Programs and Senior Coach for The Developmental Edge, an organizational culture consulting firm founded by Dr. Robert Kegan and the other co-authors of the book An Everyone Culture.
Led the youth/adult partnership team commissioned to shepherd the evolution and growth of the HTI Catalyst Network’s first public offering: Listening 4 Justice.
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