Sara Truebridge is a consultant and researcher specializing in the area of resilience, combining her experience and expertise in research, policy, and practice to promote success and equity for all. She has consulted and worked with the U.S. Department of Education and has given numerous presentations, webinars, and workshops throughout the United States. She (with Bonnie Benard) is coauthor of a number of articles and publications on resilience. Truebridge was the 2011 recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Excellence in Research to Practice Award, awarded by the Special Interest Group (SIG): Research Use. She is also one of two international recipients of the 2005 Howard M. Soule Fellowship for Doctoral Studies: a Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Fellowship in Educational Leadership. Truebridge earned a doctorate from Mills College; a teaching credential from California State University, East Bay; and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Denison University. She also graduated from the University of California–Berkeley program Children and the Changing Family and the Harvard Graduate School of Education program Closing the Achievement Gap: Linking Families, Schools, and Communities through Complementary Learning.
Truebridge is the education consultant to the education documentary Race to Nowhere and Love Hate Love, a documentary about resilience, which was executive produced by Sean Penn and debuted on Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN. Truebridge has over 20 years of classroom experience. She was recognized by the National Education Association (NEA) as one of three outstanding elementary student teachers in the nation. Prior to becoming a teacher, Truebridge was the legislative analyst for education in the New York State Senate and was later appointed by then New York State Governor, Mario Cuomo, to be the special assistant to the New York State secretary of state.
Truebridge resides in California with her husband, Chris, and son, Ian.
She can be reached for professional development, consultations and communication at resilienceST@gmail.com. You can also visit the website Educating the New Humanity at www.EducatingTheNewHumanity.org.