Sarah Sanborn D'Annolfo
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.Ed., Stanford University
Dean of Students, English
Work Phone: 860-945-7733
Year Appointed: 2010
Sarah was raised by two independent-school parents, and she graduated from Bryn Mawr School in 2001. From there, she went to Dartmouth, where she majored in English and played four years of varsity lacrosse. She captained the 2005 team, was Ivy League champion twice and NCAA Final Eight and Final Four participant once and was the Patty Pierce Award and Radache Coaches Award recipient. Upon her college graduation, she served as a corps member for Teach for America; and during that year of service, she taught in a St. Louis public high school. For the following two years, she taught at McDonogh School in Baltimore, where she also served as adviser to Rollins Leuktemeyer Scholars (a senior student leadership cohort); worked as the lead teacher in Middle Grades Partnership—a partnership between McDonogh and 30 Baltimore City Public School 7th graders; and she coached field hockey, track and lacrosse. Then, during the 2008-09 school year, she went back to school at Stanford University, where she earned an M.Ed. in policy, organization and leadership studies. After earning her degree, she remained in the Bay area and taught for one year at a charter school—Leadership Public Schools—in Hayward, California; there she taught English, contributed to a curriculum sharing initiative and created and taught weekly yoga classes. At Taft, Sarah is the associate dean of students, works in Admissions, teaches one section of English, coaches JV field hockey and varsity girls’ lacrosse and lives in HDT.