Sara Burnett profile

Sara Burnett

Non-profit Education Associate

Sara Burnett is the education associate at the Community Education Center of the American Immigration Council. She was a former public high school English teacher in Washington D.C. and Vermont. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she taught a service-learning and creative writing with undergraduates and recently immigrated high school students and she was recently a work-study scholar at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. Additionally, she holds a MA in English Literature from the University of Vermont, and a BA in English and Economics from Boston College.

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  • Literacy

    Teaching Poetry of the Immigrant Experience

    "I'm From" poems, multicultural poetry collections, and the poetic artifacts of immigration history can teach valuable language arts as well as the rich tapestry of American culture.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Teach Empathy With Digital Immigration Stories

    Create empathic moments in the classroom with a safe, welcoming environment for students to tell their family's immigration stories through the modalities of digital storytelling.
  • Diversity

    Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom

    Since all immigrant children are guaranteed K-12 access under U.S. law, let's build relationships with students and their families, as well as relevant, inclusive curriculum.