Educational Leadership & PolicyM.Ed. in School Leadership, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 2015
B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2012
Sarah De La Garza is a doctoral student in the Education Policy and Planning program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. She earned her bachelor's degree with departmental honors from Stanford University and her M.Ed. from Trinity University. Sarahs research interests focus on bilingual and ESL teacher preparation, principal preparation, and school-based mental health programs for immigrant students.
Before entering the doctoral program, De La Garza acquired teaching and administrative experience in charter schools. Her journey began as a high school social studies teacher and K-12 Social Studies and English Language Arts Instructional Specialist in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly afterward, she served as an Assistant Principal, English Language Learner Specialist, and most recently, Assistant Director of Bilingual/ESL Programs at a charter district. She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant within the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy.