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Sara Elizabeth Mireles

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Sara is a San Francisco native and an experienced Urban Educator in the Field of Special Education. Her experience includes 15 years of classroom experience and 7 years of coaching and supporting new and veteran Special Education Teachers. Her passion includes mentoring new teachers in the Field of Education. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercise, reading, music and exploring the amazing outdoors in the Bay Area.


  • Special Education
  • Urban Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Learning Disabilities


  • University of San Francisco, MA in Special Education and Mild/Moderate Credential, 2004
  • UC Davis, BA in Sociology and Minors in Chicano Studies and Communications, 2000

Prior Experience

  • Special Education Teacher in Bay Area Public Schools for 15 years

  • Lead Special Education Content Specialist for Special Education Department, SFUSD, 7 years

  • Teacher Coach, USF and SFUSD

Awards & Distinctions

  • National Board Certified Teacher, 2014
  • Teacher of the Year, 2008