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Ms. Sara Birkhead

Graduate Research Assistant

George Mason University


Sara is a doctoral candidate in the Mathematics Education Leadership program at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She has provided mathematics professional development for K-12 teachers for the last four years. Her research involves the implementation of professional development using a video coaching platform and teacher inquiry methods to create a school-based PD model responsive to any school and classroom contexts and requiring minimal resources. Before entering the PhD program, Sara entered teaching through Teach for America and was a classroom teacher for 13 years in grades 3-8, focusing primarily on middle grades mathematics and mathematics leadership.


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