Sarah BSD, LLC pursues the noble goal of healthy, peaceful primary schooling for all children and families. We believe that actively teaching skills in the areas of parent advocacy, emotional intelligence, dynamic mindfulness, and culturally responsive practices will positively transform primary schools to be healthy and just spaces for all children and families.
We provide free and fee-based coaching sessions and workshops to families and educators in primary schools (PreK-8). Sarah BSD, LLC creates interdisciplinary and intergenerational approaches to tackling equity challenges that build the capacity of families and school professionals. Sarah BSD, LLC grows the capacities of school communities to create sustainable and just responses to school violence and inequity crises, providing both immediate and long-term solutions.
Sarah BSD is part of Six Seconds’ Preferred Partner Network – individuals and organizations with certification & expertise to effectively use our methods in organizational transformation.
Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg is the director of Sarah BSD, LLC. Sarah is an EQ practitioner and facilitator who pursues her noble goal of healthy and peaceful schooling for all children and families. As a Harlem resident and public school parent, 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 also serves as the executive director of Areté Education, Inc. (Areté), a 501(C)3 corporation which extends the traditional school day, week, and year with enhanced learning experiences for youth in historically marginalized communities. 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.
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. Sarah brings 22 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. She holds certifications with Six Seconds.
Sarah provides executive coaching for parents and family members who assume family advocate and other leadership roles as PTA/PTO/PO leaders, community organizers, class parents, and school volunteers. Sarah’s unique approach begins with Six Seconds EQ inventories to support reflective practice and goal-setting and expands to explore interrelated topics of culturally responsive practices, dynamic mindfulness, family and community wellness, and navigating complex school systems. Coaching is often combined with family and educator workshops to deepen and extend the benefits of individual coaching.