Sarah L. Alvarado Diaz completed her doctoral degree through Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College, Learning, Literacies and Technologies Ph.D. program at Arizona State University. As a student, Sarah was awarded a fellowship from the Office of Special Education Programs titled, Evidence-Based interventions in High-Need Schools: An Interdisciplinary Program to Prepare Special Education Faculty, where she worked alongside Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles, with a focus on the intersections of disability, language, and second-language learning. Sarah is currently working with an ASU research team investigating the impact of a curriculum which integrates theater arts into learning for young dual language learners within inclusive settings and all dis/ability types.
Sarah is an Arizona native and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 1998, and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University in 2004. She worked as an elementary school teacher in a public elementary school in Phoenix for 16 years prior to returning to Arizona State University to pursue a doctoral degree.