Sarah is a proud product of public schools, growing up in San Antonio, Texas, the youngest of 6 kids. Her Texas roots fortified her commitment to public education where she has dedicated herself as a community volunteer and education advocate since retiring from a career in finance. In addition to dedicating herself to grassroots volunteer roles, Sarah has served in numerous governance positions for non-profit organizations throughout North Texas. Her passions and experiences reveal a focus on education, including serving children from all socioeconomic backgrounds and supporting special needs children and adults. In 2019, she served as Chief Strategy Officer for United to Learn, a non-profit connecting Dallas ISD schools to resources through public private partnerships, culminating in the creation of a bold strategic plan to positively impact student math and literacy outcomes in over 50 neighborhood schools. Through the years, Sarah and her family have been committed volunteers in District 2 schools, tutoring students in math and literacy, as well as volunteering more broadly throughout DISD.
Sarah participated in the Leadership ISD Dallas Class of 2014 and received the 2014 Leadership ISD Dallas Community Fellow of the Year Award, as well as SMU’s Budd Center for Involving Communities in Education 2014 Community Builder Award. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Sarah holds both Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designations. She had a career in investments prior to 2006.