Sara is a licensed educator with a Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University in Curriculum and Instruction. She also holds a Specialist Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Early Literacy and Reading. Currently, Brown is conducting doctoral research to implement more effective strategies that will help close the educational achievement gap for students with Learning Disabilities.
In her work with the school district, Brown has led professional development sessions that emphasize the importance of utilizing research based instructional strategies for special education. These best practices have been proven to positively impact learning in both the collaborative and regular education classroom.
A passion for teaching has afforded Brown the opportunity to be a change agent. Through perseverance, Brown has developed strategies to successfully work with children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Emotional Disturbance (ED), Specified Learning Disability (SLD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Speech/Language Impairments (SLI), Schizophrenia, and Other Health Impairments (OHI).
Brown is the co-chair for the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) which is a systemic, continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students. She has worked closely with families to help personalize learning to maximize student’s full potential.