Sarah Slack

MƒA Master Teacher and 2022 Muller Award for Professional Influence in Education winner Sarah Slack was featured in a Chalkbeat New York “How I Teach” profile where she discusses her work creating climate-focused STEM curriculum and how her research experiences shape what she brings to her classroom. 

“One of my favorite parts about being a teacher is that there are so many opportunities to grow in both my practice and my knowledge of science, and I am constantly seeking out ways to bring new ideas, new energy, new skills, new joy into my classroom. 

Being part of Math for America is one of those ways — I took a workshop led by Alexandra Horowitz, author of “Inside of a Dog” and ended up using her research on dog cognition to inspire a lesson on genetics and heredity based on dog breed characteristics. I was able to bring my own two rescue mutts into the classroom and challenge students to make predictions about their breed composition.”