Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Sarah leads 100Kin10’s efforts to create and hone efficient systems, both internally and for the organization’s partners. Sarah and her team design, implement, innovate, and continuously improve efficient and effective operating structures and systems for 100Kin10, and help translate long-term strategic goals into reality.
Sarah’s career has focused on devising strategies to optimize organizational performance—from financial health to workplace culture. Sarah has deep experience in the philanthropy and education sectors, and expertise in operational systems and strategic planning. Sarah previously served as an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation, a Senior Advisor to the Chancellor’s Office of the New York City Department of Education, and most recently as the Executive Director of The Fund for Public Schools. As Executive Director, Sarah focused the Fund on the strategic use of private funding to test new approaches, track impact, and learn with the potential to sustain the work through the NYC DOE which serves 1.1M students. At the Fund, Sarah built a talented team, efficient and effective operating systems and strong relationships with a range of funders and NYC DOE partners.
Sarah holds a Master of Arts from the Teacher’s College at Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from New York University.
What do you think STEM education is so important?
STEM education is critical for our future. A STEM education not only supports learning important technical skills; it also supports students to learn critical skills like problem solving and collaboration. The combination of technical skills and these other “soft skills” will prepare our students of today to be leaders tomorrow.