Sabrina J. Gross
Sabrina is a single mom, the PTA President at Barack Obama Elementary School, and has over 10 years experience working in children's services. She currently works at the Virginia Department of Education and is an expert in special education law.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, she is the daughter of a professor and the product of public schools. She graduated from the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts with a degree in psychology and a teaching certificate. She spent a year teaching Special Education and then moved into Behavioral Health. The majority of her career has been in the public service sector, with much of that focused on education.
In 2018, her daughter started elementary school. Because of her sensory challenges, Sabrina was nervous about sending her to public school. Would it be too much for her? Would her teacher be able to meet her needs? Would the environment nurture her strengths and be understanding of her challenges?
So far her daughter's experience has been amazing and nurturing. The goal is that every child in RPS is given the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment where they are loved, appreciated, and nurtured, no matter where that child is from or what unique challenges they face.
Sabrina has been a parent, a teacher, and an administrator and believes that when we work together, we can create a system where every child's needs get met and every child gets an education that will set them up for success in life.
We are Better Together.