An Interview with Sarah Fine

Sarah is an educator and scholar working at the intersection of practice and research. Her work is grounded in the goal of transforming schools and classrooms into more humanizing places to teach and learn.

She began her career in 2005 as an English teacher and instructional coach at a high school in Washington, D.C.. In the spring of 2017, with the support of a Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education fellowship, she completed a doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently, she directs a teacher preparation program at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, an accredited graduate institution associated with a network of racially and linguistically diverse charter schools in San Diego, California.

She has written for a wide range of publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Chalkbeat, Education Week, Edutopia, and Educational Leadership, as well as scholarly journals such as The Journal of Educational Change and The Harvard Educational Review. My recent book, coauthored with Jal Mehta, is In Search of Deeper learning: The Quest to Transform the American High School.  In 2019, the book won the Grawemeyer award in Education.

Links

Sarah’s Website: https://www.sarahfine.net/

Check out the book, In Search of Deeper Learninghttps://www.amazon.com/Search-Deeper-Learning-Remake-American/dp/0674988396

Sarah on Twitter – https://twitter.com/sarahmfine


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