George Lucas Educational Foundation
Sara Burnett

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.


  • Literacy
    "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
    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
    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.