Sarah Akhtar

Sarah Akhtar

Parnter, Community Engagement


I have been redesigning education since I created my own interdisciplinary major as an undergraduate at Amherst College and have continued to reexamine what teaching and learning look like in school settings ever since.I have taught in public and private schools across the country for over 10 years and supported schools in their innovation journeys for another 10+. Being a part of the founding team of an award-winning EL Education school in Springfield MA was a pivotal experience for me. From there I went on to open five other schools and transformed practices in over 50 others in a variety of different roles: as a Chief Academic Officer of a charter network as a school designer for EL Education in ed tech increasing LMS adoption and strategy and as an ELA curriculum writer. I now lead a community of innovators in education at Transcend a non-profit dedicated to creating extraordinary equitable learning experiences and #resultsforkids.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

10:10 am
11:40 am

Interactive Sessions

Cityview A, 32nd Floor