Sarah Bertucci is the mother of four year-old, Mica, and one year-old, Joseph. She lives with her children and her partner, Jason, in the Old North End in Burlington. She is committed to this work so that her children, and all children, can go to schools where they are honored and loved. Her favorite course she ever taught was a service-learning course that took students to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, focusing on themes of community, race, and privilege. She has a background in personalized learning through her work at Big Picture schools where students design their own curriculum around their passions. She has developed Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements at two different schools and co-coordinated workdays for Vermont educators on this topic. She has a Master’s degree from Skidmore College with a focus on Empowering Students in Secondary Math and Science, and a Bachelor’s in Geosciences from Princeton University.