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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
For Charter School Renewal, It’s About Active Listening
NACSA’s 2021 Supplemental Renewal Guidance encourages authorizers to approach COVID-era renewals with both an equity and high-quality accountability lens. The guidance offers sample questions and responses for authorizers, but is...
NACSA’s Four Recommendations for Improving the Charter School Program (CSP) State Entity Grant
The Charter Schools Program (CSP) is one of the few levers the federal government plays in charter schooling around the country. To date, the program has put more than $5...
NACSA Names Courtney Hughley as Vice President of Communications
Karega Rausch, president and CEO of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), announced today that Courtney Hughley joins NACSA as vice president of communications.  “I’m honored to join...