Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor

2021 NACSA Leader

Director of Portfolio Operational Supports, Denver Public Schools

Sara currently serves as the Director of Portfolio Operational Supports for Denver Public Schools where her team supports 70+ autonomous schools in providing high-quality educational programming with a strong focus on equity and inclusion. Sara began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member in the Bronx and continued to teach and lead schools for over a decade. Prior to her position with DPS, Sara served as the Chief People and Program Officer at Rocky Mountain Prep, overseeing academics and talent for a high performing network of schools in Colorado. Sara holds a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Arizona State University, a dual Master’s of Science in Childhood and Special Education from CUNY – Lehman College, a Master’s in Public Service from the Clinton School of Public Service, and an Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology.


Most Recent Posts
One Ingredient of Multiple Measures: Patience
Second in a series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development Evaluating school performance is the heart of authorizing. To do it well, authorizers need to get the right information....
What Can Tell Us More? Multiple Measures Can
First in a Series David Greenberg VP, Authorizer Learning & Development When we take a hard look at students in our schools, and want to know how they’re doing—really doing—it’s...
Authorizers Must Be Willing Participants
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