Sarah Cook

Areas of Expertise

  • Social and emotional learning
  • Instructional design
  • Early childhood literacy
  • Professional development design

Sarah Cook

(she, her, hers)

Content Developer & Instructional Designer

Sarah believes that every child deserves to feel they are valued and valuable in educational spaces. She loves learning more about inclusive strategies that can help historically excluded groups receive equitable learning opportunities. Her passion is providing educators with realistic and research-based tools to help accomplish this. By sharing actionable steps and high-quality training and curricula, Sarah believes we can help create the best possible learning environments for both learners and educators. Though she loves the problem solving and continued learning that comes with working across multiple educational spaces, her main areas of interest are social and emotional learning and literacy support.

Sarah was a classroom teacher for four years, teaching a wide range of subjects and ages. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, helping to build literary curriculum and train educators in best practices for literacy education. After deciding to continue her service as a Peace Corps volunteer leader, she helped create national SEL and literacy curricula and trained incoming volunteers. After finishing her service, she designed training and curricula for AmeriCorps members at a nonprofit that serves first-generation postsecondary students. She also worked on a team to develop a comprehensive pre-k curriculum in English and Spanish for the Texas Education Agency.

Education

  • B.A. in Latin American Studies and English
  • M.A. in International Education from University of Leicester
  • Certificate in E-learning Tools for Instructional Design from Oregon State University

I can't stop talking about...

My houseplants.

Mountains or the beach?

Mountains to live in. Beach to visit.

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be...

Cuenca, Ecuador.