From the beginning, Sarah has played an integral role in what eventually became CMU’s Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support (CIS). Before it was CIS, or CETL, or FaCIT, when it was LTG and FCAE, Sarah was there. By the time she graduated from Central Michigan University, she was already a valued member of the team, one the team was not ready to lose. In fact, Sarah joined the staff following graduation, in 2007. Her title today, Coordinator of Web, Communications, and Events, reflects involvement that hints at her many contributions.
Few professionals can at once bring considerable institutional knowledge and an unending interest in continued learning and innovation. Though Sarah’s work often occurs ‘behind the curtain’, its products and benefits are often part of CIS’s most public exhibitions. Sarah’s work can be found on our websites, in print materials, events information, the digital newsletter, blog, and social media presence. A more efficient author might choose to share where Sarah’s work cannot be found, just to limit the word count! Her professional gifts are only part of the story, as her good humor and ‘can do’ attitude often add to the fun of her coworkers’ daily experiences and keep morale high.
CMU is lucky to have her now, but Sarah also has prior experience in K-12 education, where she spent helped implement classroom response technology, produced videos, organized training programs, and coordinated public relations for a public school district.
Away from the office, Sarah enjoys time with her beautiful family and dear friends. She and her husband, Paul, have two incredible children, Brenton and Anna. She also enjoys volunteering at her church, trips to her family's cottage, and watching her kids play sports in her spare time.