Meet Your Iowa ASCD Team - Sara Oswald
This month meet Sara Oswald.
This month we feature Iowa ASCD’s Treasurer, Sara Oswald.
Sara Oswald is the treasurer of Iowa ASCD as serves as the high school principal and curriculum lead in the West Branch Community School District. This is her 21st year as West Branch, where she has also served at the middle school principal. Before moving to West Branch, she was a high school principal and foreign language teacher.
She received her MAE in Secondary Principalship and Adv. Studies Certificate for the Superintendency from the University of Northern Iowa. Go Panthers!
Sara shares, "In West Branch, we are committed to personalizing learning for our students. Our working definition of personalized learning includes the following: adjusting the learning, adjusting the time, and leveraging student passions and interests. Iowa ASCD has been an invaluable resource throughout this work. Their timely research and easily accessible professional development has provided the backbone for our continued professional growth and development. I have maintained a membership in Iowa ASCD for 25 years. As a director for Iowa ASCD for the past ten years, I have enjoyed supporting the continued reform efforts in Iowa as well as gaining additional connections for my personal learning network through the membership. I am energized by the great work of Iowa educators and the impact we can make collectively on student learning."