from the National Model of Child Care Health Consultation in North Carolina.
Sarah’s professional nursing background includes in-patient nursing at both The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Minnesota, pediatric clinic nursing as well as pediatric home care. Sarah has held various management and leadership positions throughout her nursing career.
Sarah is the mother to three children who have successfully been through the child care and preschool experience and one reason Sarah is so passionate about consulting in child care feeling a commitment to programs and families in the community. Sarah offers support to centers to not only meet licensing requirements, but to raise health and safety standards. She serves programs providing advocacy, professional consulting services, onsite training, and classroom continuing education. These services support child care center staff while increasing quality of care for both staff as well as children.
Sarah has consulted with hundreds of early childhood providers and educators on health and safety, MN child care licensing, and best practice. Sarah is a Content Expert Trainer with Achieve/MN Center for Professional Development and Develop Tool MN and is also an approved CPR and First Aid Instructor through The American Heart Association. Sarah serves as an advisory member on the Child Nutrition and Wellness Advisory Group at the Minnesota Department of Education. Sarah also serves on the advisory committee for The Center for Inclusive Child Care at Concordia University and provides health and safety consultation services to their coaches and staff.
Sarah is an active member and volunteer at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wayzata and also volunteers at the Orono Schools. In Sarah’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family keeping busy with kids sporting events and activities.