Facilitated by Sarah Scott Frank
PhD, University of Michigan, Language, Literacy, & Culture
EdM, Harvard University, Language & Literacy
Sarah Scott Frank, PhD, founded OpenLiteracy in 2012 after working in universities for over a decade. She is passionate about improving student achievement outcomes by ensuring that all students experience high quality literacy instruction. Sarah has 16 years of experience working in schools and universities as a teacher and teacher educator. She has taught undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level courses at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh in the area of literacy education and has been lauded for her practical and accessible approach to the complex work of teaching young children to read and write. In her work with districts, schools, and charter management organizations, she is committed to improving literacy outcomes through online and on-site professional development. Sarah believes that competency based learning through micro-credentials is a powerful forum to transform teaching practice.