Sarah Bever is a Senior Technical Advisor in the Education Practice at IREX in Washington, D.C, with 15 years of experience in education.
Since joining IREX in 2014, she has designed and led over 20M of public and private global programs focusing on girls’ empowerment, teacher training, youth leadership and online learning. She pioneered IREX’s virtual innovation programs (World Smarts and Global Solutions) connecting over 800 youth and educators in the U.S., Ghana, Jordan, and Iraq. During her tenure, she has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of educators in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Uganda, The Republic of Georgia, Senegal, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the United States. She is the author of several youth leadership and teacher training curricula reaching over 9,000 educators including Creating Supporting Learning Environments for Girls and Boys: A Guide for Educators, Handbook for Formative Assessment and Differentiation, Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge, World Smarts STEM Challenge, SHE’S GREAT! Gender and My Community and Foundations of Global Education.
She has designed instruction for several teacher professional development courses including Global Education 101 the U.S. Department of State funded MOOC engaging over 1,000 educators as well as the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms online course.
Prior to working at IREX she was a founding teacher at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens, NY, Education Manager for Mercy Corps NYC, and theater teacher at Herndon High School in Virginia. She has a M.A. in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in Theater Arts from George Mason University. She loves working in education and increasing access to learning around the world.