Risa Sackman

Risa Sackman serves as FHI 360’s director of US education. She has nearly thirty years of experience providing leadership and professional development to government agencies, non-profits, institutions for higher education, and K-12 education at the school, district, and state level. Sackman earned her MS in education from Bank Street College of Education and has dedicated her career to improving students’ engagement, healthy development, and ongoing success. A visionary program designer, facilitator, writer, evaluator, and coach, Sackman uses an integrated approach to addressing students’ academic, social and emotional, physical, and character development using a positive youth development lens. Sackman has deep experience in the areas of curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, family engagement, dropout prevention, and ensuring educational equity.

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Igniting and accelerating learning: Supporting educators in creating engaging classrooms

By Andrea Gautney, Ashley Howe, Pilar Ramos and Risa Sackman | September 30, 2021

Learning Forward and FHI 360 invite you to join this webinar as we hear from district and school educators about the supports and strategies they are putting into practice to create the conditions for student success. Join us as we explore lessons learned, favorite resources, and effective practices educators intend to sustain as schools resume and move into a COVID-recovery phase.