Sara Delano Moore is an independent educational consultant at SDM Learning. A fourth-generation educator, her work focuses on helping teachers and students understand mathematics as a coherent and connected discipline through the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Her interests include building conceptual understanding of mathematics to support procedural fluency and applications, incorporating engaging and high-quality literature into mathematics & science instruction, and connecting mathematics with engineering design in meaningful ways.
Sara has worked as a classroom teacher of mathematics and science in the elementary and middle grades, a mathematics teacher educator, Director of the Center for Middle School Academic Achievement for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Director of Mathematics & Science at ETA hand2mind. She is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences in mathematics, science, and literacy including the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) & National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) conferences. Her journal articles appear in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Teaching Children Mathematics, Science & Children, and Science Scope. Sara earned her BA in Natural Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, her M. St. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology from the University of Oxford (UK), and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.