Managing Director, Innovation Strategy & Partnerships, Teach For America
Sabina Bharwani is the Managing Director of Innovation Strategy & Partnerships at Teach For America, where she manages a multi-million dollar fund focused on the rigorous application of improvement sciences and is charged with stewarding bottom-up and top-down innovations through rapid cycles of learning and iteration. Included in her portfolio is the oversight of three national programmatic priorities - teacher training and development, classroom education technology integration, and achieving broader student outcomes. Sabina and her team manage contracts with EdTech companies and non-profits focused on STEM, Common Core, blended learning models, culturally responsive teaching and student data products. Prior to leading across multiple priority areas, Sabina was Teach For America’s Director of Education Technology, where she strategized daily with external technology vendors to research, prototype, build, execute, assess and refine education technology products through teacher classroom usage.
Prior professional experiences include teaching 4th-6th grade math at a high performing charter elementary/middle school, implementing the use of EdTech tools at the classroom level, and coaching teachers on pedagogical and curricular practices across all grades and subject areas. Sabina also completed a Fulbright scholarship at the BC Ministry of Education in Canada and Mexico’s Secretaría de Educación Pública (Secretariat of Public Education), where she led comparative quantitative research on intersections between student drop-out rates, attendance, test scores, family engagement and school leadership between indigenous and urban communities within respective countries.
Sabina holds an M.P.P. from Harvard University, an M.S. in Education & Development from the Relay Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in mathematical economics from Rice University.
Education Technology: Taking Stock and Forging Ahead
GA & Teach For America are pleased to present an interactive panel discussion around the surge of optimism hailing technology as the key accelerator & equalizer in modern education