Statewide SR Trainer-Information Center Coordinator
Sara V. Niño is an educator with nearly 20 years of professional experience teaching, consulting, and leading at K – 12 and college levels. Sara is an experienced K-12 general and special educator specializing in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse students with and without dis/abilities. She currently works as a senior trainer at the Federation for Children with Special Needs, creating and supporting training opportunities to families and professionals. In addition to this, Sara is an invited lecturer in the Teaching Bilingual/English Learners with Disabilities Graduate Certificate Program at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts. Previously, she served as the English Learner (EL)/Special Education Coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) where she supported districts across the Commonwealth in meeting the needs of bilingual learners with dis/abilities. During her tenure at DESE, she managed the development of state regulations and guidelines for English Learner Parent Advisory Councils (ELPACs) and supported state-wide initiatives related to family and community engagement. Sara is presently a Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in the Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies Program where her research emphasis is on education policy and multilingual learners with and without dis/abilities.