Title: Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 410-856-1370 x404
Sarah Pitcock joined the Center for Summer Learning in 2006 and held progressive leadership roles in research and training prior to being appointed CEO of the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) in 2013.
Sarah is a leading expert on summer learning research, practice, and policy. She has championed summer learning through testimony and presentation to legislative and 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 (CASP) and leadership of Smarter Summers, a $15.5 million investment from the Walmart Foundation to deliver summer learning programming to 28,000 middle school students in 16 major school districts. Since 2010, Sarah 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. Sarah proudly shared a podium with First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate National Summer Learning Day in 2014.
Prior to her work in summer learning, Sarah served as Marketing Manager for the Orlando Repertory Theatre and Deputy Press Secretary for the Mayor of Baltimore. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University and bachelors degrees in public relations and political science from the University of Florida.