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Director of State Relations at Education Commission of the States |

As director of state relations, Sara leads the Commissioner and state education leader engagement strategies for Education Commission of the States. She is the liaison for California, Idaho and Montana. Sara and her dynamic team are passionate about cultivating relationships and building partnerships with education leaders across all 50 states. Sara brings over a decade of experience helping leaders at the state and local levels reach their policy goals. When Sara is not connecting with state education leaders, she can be found playing in the rugged Rocky Mountains with her adventurous husband and two active kids.

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