Research, analyze, problem solve, create, communicate, and collaborate using a variety of tools and media.
At Walker's, we have a dedicated dean of academic technology and innovation who works with faculty and students to integrate technology into Walker's teaching and learning environment. As freshwomen, all students participate in a seminar where topics such as creating your digital footprint, digital citizenship and differentiated learning styles at a private school are explored.
Our students have the tools to navigate the opportunities and challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world of technology.
Sarah joined the Walker's community in 2009 after more than a decade of working in the fields of education and academic technology. After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College with a B.A. in history, Sarah attended Harvard University where she completed her master’s degree in education with a focus on technology and innovation in education. A former Spanish teacher, professional development leader, program manager, and producer of various learning technologies, Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to work with faculty, students, and staff to use technology effectively and meaningfully. She particularly values the chance to educate students on topics related to digital citizenship through a course she designed and has developed through the years.
Beyond the classroom, Sarah coaches Walker's cross country team, serves as class advisor to the class of 2021, advises six Upper School students, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Coalition of Girls' Schools. Each year she also organizes Edcamp CT, a summer professional development event at Walker's for educators from throughout the region. Additionally, Sarah co-chairs the School's Strategic Planning Committee and appreciates the schoolwide collaborative effort to fulfill Walker's mission and achieve its vision for the future.
Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation Sarah Edson shares her thoughts on creating your digital footprint, digital citizenship, and learning styles at Walker's. Watch below: