Sarah E Fiarman

Dr Sarah E Fiarman

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Sara E Fiarman


Sarah E. Fiarman consults with schools, districts, and non-profits to build powerful learning communities where all students excel. A former principal and National Board Certified Teacher, Sarah has written and consulted about school leadership, unconscious racial bias, and system-level improvement. Her books include: Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism (with co-author Tracey Benson), Becoming a School Principal: Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn, Instructional Rounds in Education (with co-authors Liz City, Richard Elmore, and Lee Teitel), and the Data Wise series (contributing author). All are published by Harvard Education Press. As a principal, she was awarded a Lynch Leadership Academy Fellowship, and in 2013, the Boston Globe rated her school the "#1 Dream School in Massachusetts.” She taught in the School Leadership Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also earned her doctorate. She can be reached at:

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