About Sarah BSD

Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg

Executive Director, Areté Education, Inc.

Director, Sarah BSD, LLC

Associate Lecturer, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Currently, Sarah is the Executive Director of Areté Education, Inc., a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that trains and empowers youth to lead successful lives in New York City. As Executive Director of Areté, Sarah leads a team of dedicated educators, youth workers, and advocates for community and educational change in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. 

As the director of Sarah BSD, LLC Sarah is an EQ practitioner and facilitator who pursues her noble goal of removing barriers to education and wellbeing for all children and families. Sarah leads Sarah BSD, LLC with a passion for actively teaching skills in the areas of parent advocacy, emotional intelligence, dynamic mindfulness, and culturally responsive practices to positively transform primary schools to be healthy and just spaces for all children and families.

Sarah has 10 years of executive coaching experience and has over 20 years of experience working with P12 organizations in urban areas across the United States working in the capacity as high school teacher, administrator, professional developer, coach, and program evaluator.

At Teachers College, Columbia University, Sarah served as a professor for aspiring school leaders and as the Associate Director of the college’s Urban Education Leaders Collaborative, developing and delivering professional learning programming for district-level and building-level leaders in schools across the country on a vast range of topics relevant to leaders in urban public schools. She co-teaches the Strategic Agility course for education leaders offered through Teachers College’s Continuing Professional Studies programs and recently joined the Strategic Advocacy master’s course teaching team at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

Sarah brings 23 years of professional experience as an educator, administrator, researcher, and advocate in P12 public education. Sarah earned two masters’ degrees, one from Columbia University and one Tufts University as well as her doctorate from Columbia University.

Equity & Leadership in Urban Schools