Sara Krakauer is a global educator, passionate about nurturing our planet’s future changemakers. She has 20 years of teaching experience, most notably teaching a project-based social studies class to 5th and 6th grade students at Innovation Academy Charter School from 2003-2020. Sara has served as a mentor teacher with the New Teachers Collaborative, and had leadership roles among her colleagues supporting the school’s advisory program, service learning initiatives, social studies curriculum alignment, racial justice work, and support for LGBTQ+ students.
Sara’s first job out of college was as a private tutor for an American family traveling the world. She has now traveled to 51 countries across the globe, and she works to use these experiences to inspire young people, and to support other teachers in globalizing their classrooms without going abroad. She participated in the pilot year of the Fulbright 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. Today, InnovationOnEarth.com incorporates so many more resources related to global education, such as Sara’s work in China mentoring high school students with Global Leadership Adventures and her participation in the Japan US Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development. Sara has also led workshops for teachers through organizations such as TGC, Fulbright, and Primary Source. She was featured in a study of exemplary global educators by Veronica Boix-Mansilla at Harvard University.
Sara is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. In addition to teaching, she also works as a freelance balloon artist.
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