Sara Shaw serves as the Senior Manager of Fiscal and Academic Solvency at the Illinois State Board of Education, building bridges between programs and finance such that state K-12 policy and practice can support schools more holistically. Before coming to ISBE, Sara directed K-12 policy for the Illinois Secretary of Education. She previously worked as a program manager with Mass Insight Education, a nationally recognized leader in school turnaround. Sara began her career as a teacher in Milwaukee, WI. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.