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Sarah Russell

Sarah  Russell

Learning Specialist

Sarah started as a Learning Specialist for Baylor’s Department of Athletics in October of 2017. As a Learning Specialist, Sarah will help student-athletes assess academic strengths and weaknesses and develop individual education plans. She will work directly with students-athletes on academic issues and perform preliminary diagnostic testing for student-athletes who feel they may have some form of learning difference. Sarah will also advocate on behalf of student-athletes in the process of accessing resources and accommodations.

Sarah earned her Teaching Certification and Master in the Art of Teaching from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Her thesis discussed “Educational Achievement through Cooperative Learning” with an emphasis on “Curriculum and Instruction in an English as a Second Language Classroom.” While completing her certification and Master’s degree, Sarah taught 7th Grade English Language Arts at Alta Vista Charter School and Guadalupe Centers Charter School in Kansas City, Missouri. It was during this time that Sarah completed her service in Teach for America, Kansas City Corps 2015. After completing her AmeriCorps commitment, Sarah traveled to East London, South Africa where she served Afrikaans and Xhosa Students at Advance for Life Christian Academy.

Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, minoring in Latin. From 2014-2015, Sarah worked within the Baylor Athletics Department as a tutor in History, English, and Political Science. In her time at Baylor, Sarah received the honor of initiation into several honors societies, most notably Phi Beta Kappa.

Sarah was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.

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