Sara Clements
Vice President, State Government Relations


  • Politics
  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Charter schools
  • Educational pathways
  • School choice
  • School vouchers
  • Reading and literacy
  • Education reform
  • State policy

Sara Clements is vice president of State Government Relations at McGuireWoods Consulting. Clements has more than a decade of experience in education policy and government affairs, starting as a K-12 public school teacher. Clements joined McGuireWoods Consulting after six years of leading government affairs for nonprofits in Florida. Prior to MWC, she led external and legislative affairs for Step Up For Students which serves more than 115,000 students. Before that, she was the Florida Legislative Affairs Director for the Foundation for Excellence in Education/Excellence in Action, founded by Governor Jeb Bush. In 2014, she was named a “30 Under 30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics” by Florida Politics, Florida’s preeminent political news organization. In 2011, Clements was nominated for Orange County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. She received her bachelor’s degree in English education from the University of North Florida in 2007 and her master’s degree in education policy and evaluation from Florida State University in 2014.