School ADvance Trainer
Sara Shriver is the former Superintendent of Belding Area Schools and has 30 years’ experience as a school educator and leader. Sara started her career as a Title I teacher for Lakeview Community Schools, where later she was also a principal and the Director of Instruction. Sara is the Executive Director for the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists and has been an educational consultant for many districts across Michigan. Sara’s passion is providing support to districts in the areas of continuous improvement and State and Federal Programs. Sara has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Early Childhood Education/Language Arts), a Master of Arts Degree (Reading Specialist), and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Community Leadership – all from Central Michigan University.
Sara joined the training team at MASA in 2016 to provide School ADvance training for colleagues across the State, and became the School ADvance Coordinator in 2017. She loves staying connected to educational leaders and providing support by modeling best practices, as well as her own continual learning while out in the field.
Best evaluation tip: Be clear about the professional learning goals, success targets, and evidences right up front. Start with the end in mind, and the evaluation process will lend itself to positive outcomes.
Food for Thought: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy