Sarah Blanke

Associate Director, Communications

Sarah Blanke

Data is a tool to identify and address the roots of inequity in education.

As DQC’s Associate Director, Communications, Sarah works to shape and carry out DQC’s advocacy work through evidence-based communications strategies that increase the organization’s impact on the field. 

Before joining DQC, Sarah was director of communications for Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE). There she developed and implemented communications strategies designed to center DC’s local education policy conversation on the voices and advocacy priorities of a diverse parent coalition. These priorities included school-based behavioral health supports, out-of-school time (OST) programs, school budget transparency, specialized school programs, school funding, and COVID-19 recovery. Prior to that role, she coordinated marketing and operations for camps and enrichment programs at a DC area high school.  

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary. When she’s not advocating to ensure all children have what they need to learn and thrive, Sarah enjoys exploring the District’s green spaces, attending concerts, and hanging out with her friends’ dogs. 

Who are your education heroes?  Parent advocates who volunteer their time to become policy experts and fight—together—for the equitable, just, robust education system their children deserve.

What is your favorite DQC resource? The Consumer’s Guide to Data

What’s your superpower?  Starting and maintaining a campfire.