Hello, I’m Sarah Carlson and I am honored to be one of the Junior High Teachers at St. Vincent DePaul School. I have been part of the staff since the fall of 2012. I teach both Math and Religion to 7th Grade and Algebra One to 8th Grade. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Education from Cardinal Stritch University in 2001 and have been in the educational field ever since. I come from a large Catholic family that I am blessed to be a part of. I am an avid sports fan and love cheering on the Minnesota Twins.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.