Originally from Evanston, Illinois, Sarah Altschul graduated from the GSE's MUSE program in 2003 and taught high school English, ELD and Journalism for over a decade in Hayward and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts.
From 2010-2015 Sarah was a Literacy and Instructional Coach for Oakland Unified, operating out of Elmhurst Community Prep in East Oakland where she designed and taught a school-wide reading intervention program for 6th-8th grade middle school students. As a member of the Instructional Leadership Team Sarah helped to de-track cohorts, implement a new CCSS curriculum in all English classes, develop school wide assessments and lead weekly professional development.
Most recently Sarah worked for Facing HIstory and Ourselves as a Program Associate. There she supported both history and English middle and high school teachers in implementing FHAO's curriculum which engages young people in conversations around race, bigotry and civic participation. She developed a Bay Area Wide Professional Learning Community for middle school teachers interested in centering issues of social justice into their humanities class. In addition, she spear-headed many district-wide initiatives around confronting the legacies of race and membership in schools for educators.
Sarah lives in Oakland with her husband and two kids who both attend Sequoia Elementary School in OUSD.