Sarah Klevan is a Research Analyst for the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. She conducts qualitative research as part of the Research Alliance’s evaluation of the Expanded Success Initiative, our work on the Safe Public Spaces evaluation, and other projects related to school climate, safety and discipline.
Sarah is also a doctoral candidate in NYU Steinhardt’s Sociology of Education program. The overarching question that frames her research is: How and in what ways do schools simultaneously reproduce and disrupt patterns of inequality? Situated within this broader question, her dissertation research examines restorative approaches to discipline in NYC high schools.
Sarah has co-authored a number of Research Alliance reports and has presented her work at meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the Eastern Sociological Society, as well as practitioner-focused events, such as Eskolta’s annual conference for school leaders, educators, and staff.
Earlier in her career, Sarah taught 5th and 6th grade in Philadelphia. She was also a fellow of the Jewish Organizing Initiative in Boston.