“We cannot adjust the wind, but we can adjust our sails.“
–Thomas S. Monson
Sarah M. RichPaul Cuffee School
Sarah M. Rich is a founding faculty member and second grade teacher at the Paul Cuffee Charter School. She was instrumental in creating culture, curriculum, and rising to the challenge of building a school. She has been an educator for 16 years. In her own classroom, Sarah uses a flipped learning model with playlists. Differentiating lessons comes naturally to her. In math and literacy she uses a station rotation model. Sarah prides herself on parent engagement and classroom management in a 21st century classroom. Sarah is a founding member of EdUnderground. EdUnderground provides a monthly professional learning community for EdTech pioneers and instructional innovators from classrooms around Rhode Island. Participants get to discover, explore, create, and experiment with technology integration strategies that they can then bring back to their own blended learning classrooms. She was part of the Fuse RI Cohort 1 program through the Highlander Institute. She has been advising and coaching teachers and administration throughout Rhode Island to help make Blended Personalized Learning happen in their schools. Sarah recently won the NBC 10 Golden Apple Award for 21st century learning. She assisted her principal in winning the NAESP Digital Leader of Early Learning Award.
- Created multiple professional development playlists to support teachers asynchronously
- Led classroom walkthroughs and provided blended learning feedback to teachers
- Delivered whole staff PD & one on one blended learning coaching
From Teaching to EdTech – Lessons from Those Who’ve Made the Leap: Sarah’s story is featured in this EdSurge article from March 2017