Sarah Pierce

Sarah focuses on ensuring all students have access to a quality education through system-wide school supports. Her background in school turnaround includes instructional coaching and leadership support, data-driven results, trauma-informed practices and culturally responsive pedagogy with an emphasis in Indian Education. As a National Board Certified educator, she promotes a strong foundation of literacy and the integration of math and other content areas. She has led workshops and keynotes at multiple state and national conferences. Current projects include developing curriculum for and about Native tribes in Oregon as well as projects on school improvement systems of support and literacy.

School improvement is not just pushing buttons on a complicated machine; it's about supporting the people that implement the strategies. As educators, it's our privilege to help every child grow up to be happy, healthy and productive adults.


Native Boarding Schools: The Lasting Impacts on Today's Native Students and Families

How do past boarding school practices and policies affect our Native students and families today? Learn from several educators in the Western region who are successfully partnering with our Native communities.

Blog Posts

Identifying and Supporting Native Migratory Students


October 29th, 2021

Accurate identification can help Native migratory students sustain important cultural practices while thriving in school.

Doing Right by Kids at the Intersection of Equity, Trauma-Informed Practice and SEL


August 5th, 2019

Understanding how to integrate different approaches can go a long way toward helping students of color build a sense of belonging at school.