Sarah Westbrook

The Right Question Institute, Cambridge, MA

Sarah is the Director of Professional Learning for the Right Question Institute (RQI), an educational non-profit based in Boston, MA. Sarah designs and delivers RQI professional learning, informed by ongoing partnerships and collaborations with teachers and districts across the country. As a high school English teacher in the Boston area, Sarah saw firsthand the tremendous positive impact on student engagement, empowerment, and agency when students feel comfortable generating their own questions. Her passion is finding opportunities to highlight and validate the innovative, dedicated work teachers do every day that often goes unseen. She has worked with a range of audiences ranging from the Iowa Department of Education, Hawaii State Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, and national conferences including NSTA and ASCD.

Best practice is modeled; there are topics for everyone who leads professional learning in a system, and you will leave with contacts, resources, and ideas that you will use.

— 2018 Attendee

The Learning Forward Conference provided a great mix of practitioners and university personnel that provided for incredible networking opportunities!  I will be there next year.

— Susan L. Ogletree