Mentoring Program Protégé Sarah Schmerber Hodges, Cohort 5

Sarah Schmerber Hodges

Cohort 5

Mentor: Dr. Martha Salazar-Zamora

Sarah has been developing, coaching and mentoring leaders in the educational community for 12+ years. She currently leads a team of talented educators in Central, Texas as campus Principal. She also has partnered with local nonprofits and civic organizations that are passionate about ensuring high-quality public education for all students and improving outcomes for marginalized communities.

In 2009, she was recruited to assist with the opening of a new school with high poverty enrollment in an effort to establish high-quality performance. In 2012, she began her work on a turnaround campus that had a record of underperformance and high numbers of low socioeconomic students. Through innovative strategic programming, she led multiple teams to align systems and improve student outcomes and created a new campus culture grounded in high-expectations and student empowerment. She is now at her 4th turnaround campus and looking to scale her impact to the district executive level.

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