Sarah Howard

Leadership Coach


Sarah Howard is a Leadership Coach with the Network for College Success. She currently provides coaching to four NCS partner schools to support and improve principal and instructional leadership. For more than 15 years, Sarah has been at the vanguard of the Chicago public high school reform movement, dedicating her entire career to helping to ensure that all students receive the high quality education they deserve. Her extensive experience as an educational leader and pioneer of innovation began when she created a small school-within-a-school at Harper High School. Sarah went on to found and direct the Academy of Communications and Technology, one of Chicago’s first 7-12 grade public charter schools on Chicago's West Side, for 12 years. In her current role, she shares her expertise as a successful, innovative school leader with principals, instructional leadership teams, and classroom teachers to assist them in improving teaching and learning.

Sarah is a proud alumna of Whitney Young High School, a Chicago Public School. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development from DePaul University, and a Type 75 administrative license.