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Sarah Walsh

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Sarah Walsh - Alumni Relations Coordinator

Sarah Walsh
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Sarah is the Alumni Relations Coordinator and works part-time for CCBS.

In her role as Alumni Relations, Sarah focuses on organizing alumni events and staying connected with our amazing alumni students and families!

She started working with Cherokee Creek Educational Programs, Inc. (CCEP) in October 2015 to raise funds for the new athletic field that was completed in October 2016. In her role with Alumni Relations, she will work directly with CCEP to reach its goal to construct a Community Center and gymnasium.

Sarah has a background and passion for working with youth of all ages. She has worked as an English teacher in France, a Division I Women’s Lacrosse Assistant Coach at the University of Massachusetts, and an Executive Director of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that creates relationships between children with pediatric brain tumors and athletic teams.

In addition to her work with CCBS, Sarah owns a lacrosse coaching company in Virginia and is the Head Coach for the Ireland Women’s National Team since 2014. The team competes in international tournaments, including the 2015 European Championships and the 2017 World Cup. Whenever she is on campus, she loves playing sports with the boys, especially lacrosse.

Sarah attended Northwestern University on a lacrosse scholarship and helped her team win the school’s first NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse National Championship in 2005. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Psychological Services from the School of Education and Social Policy with a focus on counseling and early childhood development.

Let me share a middle school story…

“Oh, what a time! I was always a fairly good athlete growing up, playing soccer and basketball whenever I could. And then came middle school! I shot up like a weed and became one of the tallest people in my class … taller than all of the boys, but one. I felt like Bambi on ice. My legs and arms were longer than before and the once-natural coordination led me to many bruises from bumping into corners and tripping over my feet.

Fortunately, I grew into my stretched-out body, went on to play sports in high school and college, and some of the boys caught up and passed me in the height department! As painful as they were, those awkward, “uncool” middle school years that were filled with self-doubt and frustration made me a stronger person with real compassion for the challenges of middle schoolers.”

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