George Lucas Educational Foundation

Sarah Gudenkauf

Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership

Sarah Gudenkauf is a doctoral student in educational leadership at the University of Pennsylvania, where she supports the development of networks of practitioners engaging in inquiry cycles. Previously, Sarah was the director of curriculum for a school district in Texas, where she led the planning and implementing of academic programs in grades K–12. She has been a science coordinator, assistant principal, and science teacher. She is interested in the systems, structures, and leadership skills that lead to the successful implementation of academic programs, curricula, and instructional practices in K–12 school systems. Sarah holds a BS in animal behavior from Bucknell University and an MEd in educational leadership from Lamar University.


  • Teaching Strategies

    Getting Started With Experiential Learning

    Learning by doing—through project-based learning or role plays based on the news, for example—can boost student engagement.