Sara Truebridge, Ed.D. is an education consultant, researcher, author and speaker specializing in resilience. She was the education consultant for Race To Nowhere.  Her book published by Teachers College Press is titled, Resilience Begins with Beliefs: Building on Student Strengths for Success in School. Sara’s TED Talk, What’s Inside Illuminates What’s Outside was delivered at a TED Talk event themed, Dream Big. Sara has over 20 years of classroom experience ranging from Pre-K to High School. Prior to becoming a teacher, she was the Legislative Analyst for Education in the New York State Senate and was later appointed by New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, to be the Special Assistant to the New York State Secretary of State. Sara combines her experience and expertise in the areas of research, policy, and practice to promote success, resilience, and equity for all.