Sara Krakauer is proud to call herself a global educator, and she is working to increase global competencies for youth around the world. Sara has traveled to 34 countries across the globe, and she works to incorporate these experiences into her classroom teaching. She is also working to support other teachers in globalizing their classrooms without going abroad.
Sara is one of 68 teachers who participated in the pilot year of the Teachers for Global Classrooms program, funded by the U.S. Department of State. This website was developed for that fellowship and sharing her experience in Ukraine and Turkey in April of 2012, but she has expanded on this work since, incorporating other travel experiences, such as an overland tour of Southern Africa with GEEO and her work in China mentoring high school students with Global Leadership Adventures.
Sara has been teaching social studies at Innovation Academy Charter School since 2003. She is thrilled to spend her days working in project-based classes with 10-12 year olds, exploring world geography, culture, and American history. Sara has served as a mentor teacher with the New Teachers Collaborative, and has leadership roles among her colleagues supporting the school’s advisory program and the social studies curriculum alignment throughout the middle school. Prior to making the leap into charter school teaching, Sara taught in several private and alternative settings. Particularly interested in experiential education and global studies, Sara has taught American students traveling out of the classroom, as well as students in India and Mali. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and she is passionate about storytelling, social justice, cooperative living, and service-learning. An avid traveler, Sara is also a homebody who enjoys fostering community and enjoying the sites of Massachusetts. She is equally comfortable at urban street festivals and hiking in the mountains. In addition to teaching, Sara also works as a professional balloon artist.
Interested in Learning More?
- About Sara’s balloon twisting work
- About Sara’s travel experience
- About Sara’s teacher leadership and speaking engagements