Sarah has a BA from Trent University and a B.Ed. from Queen's. She holds several certifications in developmental psychology and the science of play and emotion from the Neufeld Institute and completed years of training in creative movement and the Dandelion Approach™ under Hannah Beach. Her past experience includes program and volunteer coordination at Family Services Ottawa, Cornerstone Housing for Women, the Carlington Community Chaplaincy, and Dandelion Dance.
Sarah has always been passionate about experiential education and child development, and fascinated by how the arts, in their various forms, provide resonant platforms for children and adults alike to engage in a process of self-discovery. In Berkeley, California she completed a week-long intensive course at the Centre for Digital Storytelling and that experience prompted her to develop and facilitate customized workshops that use storytelling as a tool for cultivating self-expression, reflection, and connection for individuals and groups.
Having worked as a program coordinator and workshop facilitator with non-profits and school groups across Ottawa, Sarah has extensive experience using a multi-arts approach as the framework for supporting individual growth and building more caring and connected communities.