Sara Schoen

Academic Technologist
Sara Schoen

About My Work

What I Do

My experience as a high school math teacher along with my Master’s of Arts degree in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning (with a focus on distance learning) informs most of my work with faculty and staff. I focus on supporting the creative pedagogical development of instructors so they can support their online students engage in active learning.

My other passions have led University wide work such as co-leading the redesign of the Accessible U website and being actively involved on the planning team for the Internationalizing Teaching and Learning (ITL) Faculty Professional Development program. In both spaces and in my one on one work with instructors, I strongly believe that starting small will lead to bigger and better changes.


I am a former high school math teacher (and dean). Working with high school students has framed my passion for building and supporting learning opportunities for a wide variety of learners. I also worked in a corporate setting while playing on a woman’s semi-pro full-contact football team, but am glad to be back in an atmosphere focused on education.

In my spare time I like to play basketball, broomball and complete short triathlons. I also coach soccer at my local community center. I live in north Minneapolis (near Patrick Henry High School where I taught) and am actively involved in fighting gentrification on the north side through my work as a board of director for Redeemer Center for Life.

Presentations and Publications