Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Connetquot Board of Education, NY

Sarah is a social worker, community advocate, and for the last five years has been working with individuals and veterans experiencing homelessness. Sarah is passionate about bringing the community together around making Connetquot Central School District a place where students and teachers feel like they belong. As a Connetquot alum, and having a sister currently in the district, she has a unique insight to the needs of the Connetquot community.

Sarah is running for Connetquot School Board because she believes that the district needs a fresh, modern perspective that speaks to the struggles students face today, and will face after they graduate. As a first-generation college student who graduated at the top of her class, she has first hand knowledge of what will prepare Connetquot students for success. She is excited to reimagine the processes for students to access mental health resources, and tackle inclusive hiring processes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on her community, and Sarah is certain the only way to navigate this shift is through relationships with our students, teachers, and community members. Sarah will be an enthusiastic and powerful voice, centering the student experience at all decisions.