Crum named CVSD’s director of learning and innovation

Sarah Crum has been appointed director of learning and innovation for the Champlain Valley School District (CVSD).

Crum begins in the new job on July 1, replacing Jeff Evans, who is retiring at the end of this school year.

Sarah Crum
Sarah Crum

Superintendent Rene Sanchez shared, “Sarah’s experience as an English teacher, special educator, and special education director will prove to be a valuable resource for the Champlain Valley School District. Literacy, instructional techniques, and inclusivity are always among the most important current focus areas of school districts. Sarah’s background will help Champlain Valley’s already innovative work progress even further.”

Crum graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with degrees in English and special education.

She holds a master of education in curriculum and pedagogy from the University of Colorado. She earned her special education administrator licensure with a certificate of advanced graduate studies from St. Michael’s College. Sarah is engaged in leadership work with the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont School Leadership Project and is the director of special education for the Williston Schools. Prior to that, she was a special educator at Champlain Valley Union High School and an English teacher in Telluride, Colo.

The director of learning and innovation will collaborate with the directors of student support services and diversity, equity and inclusion in CVSD. In addition to curriculum, instruction and assessment, the director of learning and innovation oversees the English language learner program, instructional coaches and coordinators, the faculty and staff mentor programs, manages a number of grants, leads continuous improvement planning, COVID recovery planning, and helps ensure compliance with Vermont Education Quality Standards and Acts 77 and 173.

Crum shared this with us, “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to join the central office leadership team as the director of learning and innovation. I look forward to continuing the strong foundation that has been built at CVSD and working toward an innovative and responsive experience for our CVSD students and community.”