P-12, Higher Ed
- Achievement gap
- Common Core
- Expanded learning time, after-school & summer learning
- Reading and literacy
Sarah Pitcock joined the Center for Summer Learning in 2006 and held progressive leadership roles prior to being appointed CEO of the National Summer Learning Association in 2013. Pitcock is a leading expert on summer learning research, practice and policy. She has championed summer learning through testimony and presentation to policymaking bodies and has authored white papers, practice guides, op-eds and blogs on the subject. Her major work includes the development of the Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs and leadership of Smarter Summers, a $15.5 million investment from the Walmart Foundation to deliver summer learning programming in 16 major school districts. Since 2010 Pitcock has served on the Steering Committee of the Summer Matters Campaign, a landmark effort to scale high-quality summer learning in the state of California. Pitcock proudly shared a podium with First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate National Summer Learning Day in 2014. Pitcock holds a master’s degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor’s degrees in public relations and political science from the University of Florida.