Sarah Thomas


Diverse Learner Coach & Coordinator

Sarah began working at Namaste in 2010 after attending graduate school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was able to bring her knowledge of academic interventions, progress monitoring and inclusive education to Namaste to develop a more comprehensive continuum of supports for all learners. In 2013, she pursued both professional and personal opportunities in Los Angeles, California where she worked as an Intervention Specialist and Dean of Instruction at a charter school in South Central. It was there that she honed her skills in the primary grades with a focus on literacy instruction. Despite the perpetually sunny skies, she returned to Namaste in 2017 eager to lead the Diverse Learner Team. I want ensure this team of teachers and paraprofessionals continue to build his or her own capacity to best serve our students with diverse learning and behavioral needs.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

Barcelona, Spain for its architecture, diversity, food, and people.

What is a mantra you strive to live by?

What will be, will be.

I feel my very best when...

I wake up early and start my day with exercise, music, and then a warm breakfast with coffee.

Do you have any secret skills or hidden talents that most people don't know about?

I played the clarinet for about 15 years!

My favorite thing about working at Namaste Charter School is...

The staff! I have the opportunity to work alongside like-minded, smart, dedicated professionals everyday.