Sarah Edson

Sarah Edson

Interim Dean of Faculty and Dean of Academic Technology and Innovation



B.A., Middlebury College
M.E., Harvard University

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, advises Upper School students, and serves on the School’s Administrative Leadership Team. She is a former 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.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school?

My favorite subject in middle and high school was history. History to me is not a boring collection of irrelevant facts and details. It’s the study of life and the human experience. It’s a subject of infinite discovery and complexity, and it is full of potential for empathy development. I believe we can lead better lives by learning the stories of those who lived before us.

What advice would you give to a graduating Walker’s senior?

Take stock in how fortunate you are to have had this education and experience. Commit to paying it forward by helping others in some way. And know that we will continue to have your back, wherever you go and whatever you do.

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

The most rewarding part about working at Walker’s is the connections we form with the students. Getting to laugh together, overcome challenges together, and watch each girl progress in her own way is the best part of this job.

Other roles:

Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair, Varsity Cross Country Coach, Seminar Teacher, Upper School Advisor

Please list any awards, fellowships, or distinctions you have earned during your career:
  • Former Trustee for The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
  • Podcast host and online discussion facilitator for The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
  • Commission Member for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools
  • Commission on School Growth and Collaboration
  • Digital Learning Advisory Council Member for the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology
  • Regular speaker at education conferences and other schools
  • Co-founder, Edcamp Connecticut