Sara Cantrell

Sara Cantrell, M.Ed. is an advocate for PBL as a process of teaching and learning. Six years ago, she had the opportunity to serve on a steering committee, formed to create a new magnet school in Rochester. The steering committee created the Maple Street Magnet School, a school that is committed to teaching through the PBL model. Sara serves as a New Hampshire PACE Teacher Leader, as part of an initiative that makes NH the first state allowing student assessment through locally, teacher created, common performance assessment tasks in lieu of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  She also actively participates as a member of NHLI Innovation Studio Series and NG2: Personalized Inclusive Education Pathways Project. Sara continues to teach at Maple Street Magnet School where she works diligently and collaboratively with her colleagues to better plan, organize, implement and assess PBL in a competency based grading system.