Sara Armstrong, PhD, is an award-winning educator with over 40 years of experience in the field. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, curriculum developer, author, and editor, and has developed and provided professional development to teachers and administrators for over 30 years. Her topics encompass project-based learning, information literacy, digital and oral tradition storytelling, and happiness and stress reduction. She is a popular conference and workshop presenter, and has been a speaker at CUE, ISTE, IERG, NCSS, NSDC (now Learning Forward), NSTA and others. Her current efforts include developing and providing professional development to teachers for School2Home, a California middle-school one-to-one initiative, and collaborating with Dr. David Thornburg and Norma Thornburg to provide professional development on addressing Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards through project-based learning, including engaging students in creating products with 3-D printers. She is the editor of CUE’s quarterly journal, OnCUE and its online counterpart, OnCUE+. Sara’s love of storytelling can be found throughout her presentations and interactions with participants. She offers hands-on, interactive experiences with content, and supports the idea that all students can learn and succeed.
Sara holds two BA degrees—in English (California State University, Los Angeles) and psychology (California State University, Sonoma); an MA in Education with a Language Learning Leadership/Reading Specialist Credential and a PhD in the Philosophy of Education (both from the University of California, Berkeley). She also holds a Montessori Education credential, and a State of California teaching credential.