Dr. Sarah Colmaire

Assistant Head of School: Teaching and Learning

Sarah Colmaire is passionate about learning and has a strong background in educational research and academics. She holds a Master’s degree from the Teachers’ College at Columbia University and is currently pursuing her doctorate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) while serving as Dean of Academics at BHS.
Sarah taught at a series of public schools in Manhattan and Brooklyn for a period of ten years, after earning her BA in Sociology with a focus in education from Vassar College. During this time, she pursued leadership work with Lucy Calkins and the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP). Sarah and her students were featured in the first edition of TCRWP’s reading curriculum books and other publications.
In her free time, Sarah pursues her passion for improv. She trained at Los Angeles venues including M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater and The Pack Theater, and has been a member of various improv teams. A native Angeleno, Sarah attended Berkeley Hall School for elementary and Harvard-Westlake for high school.
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.