Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, Sarah moved to Austin in 2017 after earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Sociology from Virginia Tech. Sarah joined Hillside Early Childhood Center as Assistant Head of School in March of 2018, partnering with Suzanne Garza as the founding administration team, empowered to nurture the vision of Hillside Early Childhood Center into fruition. With experience in youth ministry, pastoral care, and education, Sarah is grateful for the opportunity to live out her passion for loving and serving her Austin neighbors across the lifespan each day. Sarah is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seminary of the Southwest and is excited to integrate new strategies for supporting individuals and families in her work at Hillside as they navigate life’s challenges and joys. When not on the campuses of Hillside and SSW, Sarah is usually enjoying a walk around Lady Bird Lake, sitting on her porch with her cat, Snacks, reading local food blogs, or spending time with a friend at one of her favorite Austin coffee shops.