Sagan comes to FSI from Madison, Wisconsin where she has worked in education for the past 10 years. Sagan taught at Wingra School, a progressive education school, for 6 years and spent the last 4 years working at Wright Middle School, an AVID national demonstration school. Sagan has taught all core subjects, however spent most years teaching language arts and working directly within the AVID program as a teacher and schoolwide coordinator. She most recently served as an instructional coach and member of the positive behavior intervention team where she was able to create and implement restorative justice practices across the school. While teaching over the past 10 years, Sagan has also been the varsity soccer coach at Madison West High School. Sagan believes that schools can be places of incredible transformation and exploration when we build communities based off of connection, curiosity, and critical thinking. It is her goal to help students see and name systems that don’t serve all people, and empower them to develop skills and tools for change.
Sagan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a degree in middle childhood-early adolescent education and a minor in English and has been working in middle schools and high schools ever since. Outside of work she enjoys mountain biking, getting out on the water, and any other activity that gets her outside and moving. Sagan is excited about the opportunity to continue her work around student engagement, college and career readiness, and building strong communities based in restorative justice.