Meet Sara Parent
Sara Parent is well known for her advocacy for Darien’s children and families. She has held many leadership roles in Darien. Until June, she was the Co-Chair of the Council of Darien School Parents. Sara currently sits on the District’s Strategic Planning Committee. She has been a member of the RTM since 2017 and is the current Clerk of the Public Health and Safety committee. Sara has also been the Chair of the Holmes School PTO, Chair of the Parent-Teacher Committee at Saint Luke’s Parish School and has volunteered with numerous other community organizations.
Sara received a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers’ College at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education from Middlebury College. Prior to moving to Darien in 2009, Sara taught elementary school in both Connecticut and New York City. She and her husband, Greg, have two daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine, both in the Darien Public Schools. Sara said of her nomination:
We chose to move to Darien primarily for its schools, as is true of most families in town. We have been impressed by the curriculum and the quality of the teaching throughout the district. However, the Board of Education faces significant challenges in the months and years to come. If elected, I will work hard to keep our children at the forefront of every conversation and help move the Board forward in an efficient and transparent manner.
I look forward to continuing my work in helping to ensure that Darien’s schools continue their tradition of excellence and are the best they can be for all learners. We are currently in very uncertain times. Change is inevitable and difficult decisions will have to be made. My professional background, educational expertise and established relationships with other community leaders, members of the Board of Education and District Administration will be invaluable.