Sarah-SoonLing
Blackburn


Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn, Ed.D., is Learning for Justice’s associate director for learning in schools. Sarah has experience teaching at both the secondary and elementary levels and in 2011 was named Teacher of the Year at Lakeside Upper Elementary School in Lake Village, Arkansas. As a teacher educator, her areas of focus have included classroom culture, learning environments, and diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Sarah has an M.A. in Social Justice and Education from University College London’s Institute of Education and her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. She is based out of Oxford, Mississippi.

Articles by Sarah-SoonLing

Building Connections Across Communities

In recognizing a meaningful moment with educators, LFJ Associate Director for Learning in Schools, Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn, Ed.D., explains how “This work is more sustainable when we share it with others.”

We Can Create Change Together

Understanding key concepts about solidarity and the power of diverse coalitions can help students work toward justice.

What Is the Model Minority Myth?

The myth of the “model minority” is pervasive. It does real damage. And Asian American students aren’t the only ones it harms.
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