Sarah M. Fine, Ed.D.
Educator, Ethnographer, Author
I am an educator and scholar working at the intersection of practice and research. My work is grounded in the goal of transforming schools and classrooms into more humanizing places to teach and learn.
I began my career in 2005 as an English teacher and instructional coach at a high school in Washington, D.C.. In the spring of 2017, with the support of a Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education fellowship, I completed a doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently, I direct a teacher preparation program at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, an accredited graduate institution associated with a network of racially and linguistically diverse charter schools in San Diego, California. I also teach several doctoral-level courses in educational leadership at the University of California, San Diego.
I have written for a wide range of publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Chalkbeat, Education Week, Edutopia, and Educational Leadership, as well as scholarly journals such as The Journal of Educational Change and The Harvard Educational Review. My recent book, coauthored with Jal Mehta, is In Search of Deeper learning: The Quest to transform the American High School. You can purchase it here. In 2019, the book won the Grawemeyer award in Education.
I regularly present my work at conferences and facilitate workshops for adult learners. Please reach out for more information on my availability -- or if you just want to connect. I am always eager to talk with and learn from thoughtful colleagues.