Sara is running for Somerville School Committee as a first-time candidate. She has worked as an Elementary English Learners Teacher in the Medford Public Schools for 8 years, working mostly with students from immigrant families. Her career as a teacher has helped her understand what works for students from diverse backgrounds and their families.
Sara also has experience with labor organizing. As an active member of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association (MTA), Sara has advocated for a variety of issues and empowered her colleagues to do the same. In the summer of 2018, she worked as an MTA Summer Member Organizer, where she engaged her fellow educators in meaningful conversations about the importance of the union. She was recently elected to MTA’s Candidate Recommendation Committee, which helps to decide which candidates for state-level office will receive MTA endorsement.
Sara is running in order to bring an educator’s perspective to the Somerville School Committee, which currently contains no teachers. A few of her main priorities are a living wage for education paraprofessionals, pushing back against the MCAS testing system, supporting student mental health needs, and looking at curriculum and policy from a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She hopes to help enact policies that will improve the lives of students, educators, and families.