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About Sari Laberis

Sari Laberis is the senior social communications manager at Curriculum Associates. Before her current role, she worked as an educator success manager and was a classroom teacher and district leader for seven years.


Latest Posts

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Why Pronouncing Students’ Names Correctly Is Important

When educators get students’ names right (or at least keep trying to), it can lead to more welcoming classrooms, stronger student–teacher relationships, and a whole host of other positive outcomes that improve learning.

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Educators Share Their “Whys”: The Reasons They Teach

In this post, Sari Laberis shares educators’ “Whys,” their reasons for doing what they do, in the hopes that their poignancy, humor, playfulness, and honesty inspire even more educators to reflect on what drives them.

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Special education teacher Amanda Kipnis engages her remote learning students by wearing a dinosaur mask.

Rare Opportunities and Relationships: An Extraordinary Educator Offers Advice on Remote Special Education Instruction

Amanda Kipnis, who has taught a day class for students with moderate-to-severe learning disabilities for more than 15 years, shares how teaching her students remotely has improved her relationships with parents, introduced her to excellent new instructional tools, and made her a “better teacher.”

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18 Resources for the 2020–2021 School Year from Extraordinary Educators

The Extraordinary Educators class of 2021 is made up of 44 educators from across the country. Here, they share resources, activities, and practices that have helped them ensure learning continues for ALL students during remote or blended learning in the 2020–2021 school year.

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Apply to Be a Curriculum Associates’ 2021 Extraordinary Educator

Curriculum Associates recognizes amazing educators who’ve made remarkable achievements and held their students to high standards with our Extraordinary Educators program. Apply to join the 2021 class before October 30, 2020.

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Grants and Funding Hub

Curriculum Associates’ grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.