My Mission:

To support the creation of just and equitable school systems where all students, teachers, support providers, and school leaders can thrive academically, professionally, and as whole people.


What I Offer



  • Planning, support, and problem solving for school leaders, and leaders of mentor and instructional coaching  programs
  • Design of professional development to suit individual program needs
  • Support for addressing issues of educational equity
  • Support for aligning induction programs with California Induction Standards


  • Individual coaching for teachers, mentors/coaches, program leaders and school leaders
  • Mentor seminars and training to support ongoing professional development
  • Development of coaching component to support curricular innovations

Support for mentors/coaches to become more skillful in:

  • Cognitive coaching, observation and feedback, and goal setting
  • Supporting teacher effectiveness with diverse populations, English learners, or special needs student


  • Cognitive coaching
  • Observation and feedback
  • Goal setting and inquiry
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Serving immigrant students and long-term English learners
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Anti-bias education

I’ve had the pleasure of learning from and working with Sarah over the past few years in her role as consultant for Oakland Unified School District and beyond. While her excellent reputation precedes her, I’ve had first hand experience with her expert cognitive coaching skills as she supported us with program design, writing professional development, and creating and facilitating retreats.

Some of the characteristics I most appreciate about Sarah include her reflective practice, ability to listen, get to the root of the matter and her equity lens. I highly recommend Sarah Young for her coaching, coach training, facilitation and consulting expertise.”
—Nyere da Silva, Talent Development Associate/Lead New Teacher Coach  – Oakland Unified School District