Sara Shaw

Senior Manager, Fiscal and Academic Solvency
Illinois State Board of Education

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.