Sarah Jolly-Swift joins NIET after serving Louisiana's Rapides Parish School System for the past 13 years. Sarah is a passionate advocate for educational equity and access to effective instruction for every child, every day. As an educational leader, she is dedicated to providing instructional support and necessary resources for administrators and teachers to increase instructional effectiveness and positively impact student achievement outcomes.
Prior to her position at NIET, Sarah was an upper elementary classroom teacher, TAP mentor, and in the last 4 years served as a TAP master teacher in Rapides Parish where her school was recognized as a top growth/top gains school in ELA and math. In addition, she has over 10 years of experience supporting teachers both district and statewide through the facilitation of a variety of professional development trainings. Topics of the trainings include implementation of curricula, educational technology, RTI, evaluation practices, and classroom management strategies as well as serving the district through memberships on the math curriculum selection committee, teacher leader, instructional support coach, and as a state content leader in secondary math.
Sarah holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a Master of Education in educational technology leadership for grades k-12 from Northwestern State University of Louisiana.