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Sarah Fiarman is a lecturer in the Teaching and Teacher Leadership Program and a leadership consultant. A former principal and National Board Certified Teacher Fiarman 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 (co-author with Tracey Benson), Instructional Rounds in Education (co-author with Liz City, Richard Elmore, and Lee Teitel), the Data Wise series (contributing author), and Becoming a School Principal. All are published by Harvard Education Press.
While serving as principal in 2013, The Boston Globe rated her school the "#1 Dream School in Massachusetts" based primarily on student academic growth scores. She has taught instructional leadership and teacher leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also received her Ed.D. Sarah is a facilitator with the national non-profit SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). Fiarman became an educator out of a commitment to teach anti-racism to all students and ensure that Black and Latino students received the excellent education they are too often denied. Over the years, her aims have expanded to include a focus on helping white people (starting with herself) see the ways in which we perpetuate racial inequities and our responsibility to transform these behaviors and the systems that reinforce them.
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