Sarah Rosenthal

Sarah Rosenthal

Program Manager

Sarah is a program manager at Collaborative Classroom, where she has been developing curricula since 2005. She is currently part of the Program Development and Publishing team revising Collaborative Classroom’s core programs.

Prior to joining Collaborative Classroom, Sarah taught writing to children and adults. She designed and taught creative writing workshops for more than 3,500 K–12 students in 17 Bay Area schools, and designed and led an inquiry-based nonfiction writing program for grades 3–8 at St. Raymond’s School in Menlo Park, CA. She also taught writing courses at several Bay Area universities, led private writing workshops for adults, and conducted one-on-one manuscript consultations. In addition, Sarah wrote language arts curricula for the Institute of Reading Development based in Berkeley, CA. She served as copy editor and poetry columnist at, researcher and writer at, copy editor at trade book publisher Mercury House, and poetry editor at Ink magazine.

Sarah is a poet and writer who has published four books and has seen her work published widely in journals and anthologies. Her short film We Agree on the Sun has received numerous film festival awards including Best Experimental Short at the 2021 Berlin Independent Film Festival. Sarah is also a life & professional coach and a California Book Awards juror.She is the recipient of the Leo Litwak Fiction Award, a Creative Capacity Innovation Grant, a San Francisco Education Fund Grant, and writing residencies at Cel del Nord, This Will Take Time, Hambidge, Vermont Studio Center, Soul Mountain, Ragdale, and New York Mills. She served as an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts from 2009–2011.  She holds a BA Magna Cum Laude in Literature & Society from Brown University, an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a coaching certification from New Ventures West.