Sarah R. Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education. After teaching kindergarten, Sarah worked at Vanderbilt University as a project coordinator of grants related to word-problem solving and computation for elementary students. Sarah's dissertation focused on providing instruction about the equal sign (=) to students with mathematics difficulty. Her dissertation won awards from the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Learning Disabilities. Sarah also won the Early Career Publication Award from the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children.