Supporting teacher effectiveness through
coaching for equity and culturally responsive practice

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.

Among my clients:

  • Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Benicia Unified School District
  • Berkeley Unified School District
  • Reach Institute for School Leadership
  • Evergreen School District (San Jose)


  • Planning, support, and problem solving for Program Leaders
  • Professional development design and implementation to support individualized program needs
  • Support for addressing equity related issues and concerns within your organization
  • Individual coaching for teachers, mentors/coaches, program and school leaders to take your work to the next level
  • Coaching in support of teacher effectiveness and educational equity
  • Coaching in support of self-reflection on implicit bias and internalized belief systems
  • Seminars to support ongoing skill building, problem solving, and development of professional learning communities
  • Development of coaching component to support school wide curricular innovations
  • Mentoring and Coaching for Equity
  • Culturally Responsive Mentoring and Teaching
  • Social and Emotional Learning and Resilience for Adults
  • Mentoring for English Learner Success
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Observation and Feedback
  • Coaching in Challenging Situations
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

Yesterday’s workshop (Mentoring for Equity) was one of the most, if not the most, powerful workshops I have attended in twenty-three years in this profession. I say this because it was highly relevant, emotionally effective and thought provoking beyond anything I have experienced in recent memory. Curiously, It did not leave me in need or distraught but feeling relevant, listened-to, and like I was a part of a group of educators who addressed one of the most important issues in our profession.
Tom Carter

Mentor and Teacher, San Lorenzo Unified School District