Sarah received her Masters of Arts in Education from Loyola Marymont University in 2010, and has been dedicated to Jewish education for the past fifteen years. Over the past ten years, she has worked at Temple Israel of Hollywood in a variety of roles: piloting TIOH’s Transitional Kindergarten, teaching second grade in the Day School, teaching K-2 in Shabbaton, working as the Curriculum Coordinator for the K-6 Religious School, and most recently is working as the Director of the Religious School and Teen Program. As Director, Sarah leads our K-6 Traditional Religious School and 7th-12th grade Teen Program. Sarah provides vision for our schools, develops curricula, designs social justice trips, facilitates professional development, and supervises Family Education Programming. She has been the touchpoint for Religious School and Teen Program parents and is the mastermind behind our newly designed Teen Program.
Sarah believes in a Constructivist Approach to student learning in classrooms. She is passionate about creating life-long learners who thrive socially, emotionally and spiritually. As a leader, Sarah aims to shape creative innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers who can make informed Jewish choices, forge Jewish identities, and make positive contributions to the world. In addition to working with children, Sarah has helped shape future educators, by teaching Jewish Educators across Los Angeles and at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s DeLeT Program. Sarah’s innovation and constant experimentation has led too much of the success of the programs she oversees.
Sarah is a member of our Sr. Staff, the ARJE and the BJE’s Educators Network. She is also a clinical faculty member at Hebrew Union College. Sarah is married to David Escobar and together they raise 3 children, Benjamin, Liliana and Jacob.