Sara Stoutland for School Committee Vote May 8, 2018
The Hazen-Stoutland Family, 2011
Experienced: Commitment. Leadership. Knowledge.
For two decades, Sara has tackled challenges to provide the Brookline high quality education to all students.
Oberlin College B.A., Political Theory
University of Minnesota, Ph.D., Anthropology and Feminist Studies
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Professional Consultant In Brookline Schools
with Dr. Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University. Produced reports for initial program assessments. Collaborated with district staff and teachers, interviewed staff and students, surveyed students and teachers.
Steps to Success, for students living in Brookline public housing (2001-2004).
The Tripod project, Brookline High School (2002-2004).
African American and Latino Scholars program, Brookline High School. (2000).
African American Achievement Program Evaluation Committee, School Committee (1999-2000). Find report here.
Professional Education Consultant In Massachusetts
Wrote School Safety and Security report for Governor's task force. A framework and guide for school leaders, staff and parents (2014). Find report here.
Coordinated pilot high school-to-college transition program for Mass Bay Community College to prepare students for college math (2014).
Developed a five session family engagement curriculum for staff and parent leaders in schools with diverse student populations (2014).
Published report on the critical role of "self-management" skills for getting through college for Boston Public School graduates (2011).
Brookline High, School Council, co-chair (2013-2017); community representative (2017-2018). Issues: mental wellness, mental illness, and stress reduction; ensuring every student feels connected to at least one adult in the building; and encouraging students and families to think beyond 'which college" to "what will I do and learn after high school, in college or beyond?"
Brookline Parent Education Network (BPEN) Advisory Council member (2016 -2018). Liaison between BPEN staff and PTO leaders, BHS and Driscoll families.
Brookline Talks, Steering Committee. Lecture series about raising resilient, courageous and independent children. Collaboration of PTOs, BEF, and Brookline Mental Health (2016-2018).
Driscoll "Science Solstice," founder and coordinator (2011-2018). A day when the school suspends its regular routine to do science. Grades 6 to 8 tour science labs. Grades K-5 participate in demonstrations and hand-off activity. Go here to learn more.
Driscoll PTO, co-chair (2014-2017), secretary (2013-2014), room parent/outreach (2004-09). More inclusive fundraising strategies. Better communications to families. Annual grants for teachers and staff. During several controversial issues, guided PTO to remain neutral while ensuring families were kept well informed and channels of communication remained open with school administration.
Driscoll, School Council, parent representative. (2009-11).
District, Social Studies Program Review committee, parent member (2007-2009).
Parent (along with husband, Eric Hazen) of three Driscoll Dragons and Brookline Warriors:
Elizabeth ‘16, Nathan ‘18, and Rebecca ‘22.
Students at BEEP (Runkle and Driscoll), Driscoll K-8, and Brookline High.
Develop partnerships with my children's teachers to help them know my child better, while remembering a teacher has responsibility for all students in the class.