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Sara Sanchez
National Program Manager
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Sara Sanchez is NAUDL’s National Program Manager.  In that capacity, she is responsible for national volunteer engagement, national public debate initiatives and will serve as the National Tournament Director. Sara brings 11 years of debate coaching experience to this role, including work as assistant debate coach at Rowland Hall St. Mark’s Upper School in Salt Lake City and working as the Director of Debate at both Lexington High School in Massachusetts and Glenbrook South High School in Illinois. She is a Barkley Forum Key Coach and has served as a board member of the National Debate Coaches Association and a member of the Tournament of Champions Advisory Committee.

In addition to her expertise in debate, Sara is passionate about public education. She spent three years as a research analyst at Utah Foundation, working primarily on education issues, and more recently has worked as the Managing Director of Policy for Educators 4 Excellence, an advocacy organization for teachers in Chicago.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Utah and seven years of experience as a classroom teacher