Sarah Anderberg currently serves as Director for the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) Statewide Arts Initiative. CCSESA represents California’s 58 County Superintendents of Schools and their respective county offices of education that connect to over 1,000 school districts in the state. Through this infrastructure, she leads state, regional, county, and local arts learning professional development and support programs intended to strengthen and expand arts learning in pre-K–12 classrooms throughout California. She is also the director of the Creativity at the Core initiative and oversees the development of arts education professional learning resources developed by county offices of education in partnership with arts organization partners throughout California. She is currently working on a rural arts initiative to increase student access to the arts in rural communities across California. Sarah’s leadership experience includes working at the University of California–Davis as Director of Arts Education for the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts and as the director of the Sierra Arts Project at the School of Education, where she taught arts education courses, directed arts education programs, and led institutes for educators. Sarah serves on the Policy Advisory Council for the California Alliance for Arts Education and on the Leadership Council for CREATE CA, a broad-based statewide coalition involving CCSESA, the California Department of Education, the California Alliance for Arts Education, the California State PTA, and the California Arts Council, and other arts and education leaders. She is the past chair of CREATE CA.
Sarah Anderberg has a BA from the University of South Dakota and an MA from the University of Minnesota. She has completed postgraduate work at the University of California–Davis; California State University–Hayward; California State University–Stanislaus; and California State University–Sacramento.