Sarah Wilkinson- University of Connecticut
Originally from Connecticut, Sarah Wilkinson earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Education (Urban Education and Teacher Research) from Clark University in Worcester, MA. She also completed a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Special Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) from Assumption College, also in Worcester. Most recently Sarah taught at the Leominster Center for Excellence (LCE) in Leominster, MA. LCE is a small innovation high school designed for students who struggle to succeed in the traditional high school setting due to social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. During her first year there, Sarah helped to develop and implement a PBIS model in the school. Prior to her work at LCE, she was a history teacher at Shrewsbury High School in Shrewsbury, MA for nine years. There she taught a variety of courses such as inclusion history, Advanced Placement U.S. History, and after school credit recovery for at-risk seniors. As part of her Masters program, Sarah also taught history for one year at South High Community School in Worcester, MA.
Sarah will pursue her doctoral studies in Educational Psychology (Special Education) at the University of Connecticut. She plans to focus her work on behavior supports at the secondary level.