Professional Development Center for Educators

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Sara Merkle

Title: Instructional Specialist, Literacy
Phone: 302-831-0493


Before joining PDCE, Sara worked as a high school ELA teacher and instructional coach for seven years. Her experiences with diverse student populations and her love of literature and literacy foster a desire to create high-quality curriculum and rich ELA instruction for all students. Sara has designed and facilitated professional learning in student engagement, lesson planning, writing, vertical articulation, vocabulary instruction, the CCSS, and evidence-based literacy practices. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English as well as in teaching. She is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Delaware.