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Sarah Bertucci

Eagle Rock School
Professional Development Associate
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with Professional Development Center (PDC), she facilitates assets-based change for schools and educational organizations around the country. She supports successful implementation of her clients’ priorities including increasing equity through students' independent projects, deepening restorative practices, and proficiency-based graduation. In her role at the school, she runs the PDC Student Ambassador Program which functions as an internship program, enabling students to do facilitate professional development work. In Sarah’s earlier career, she facilitated district-level transition to student-centered learning in VT, led the South Burlington Big Picture program, and taught in a wide variety of schools here and abroad. Two of her favorite courses were a service-learning course in Post-Katrina New Orleans focused on themes of community, race, and racism, and a field course where students learned math, geology, and literature in the context of rock climbing. She and her partner parent their two young children in the mountains of Colorado.