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OAC Seat 9: Sarah Thompson-Peer

Sarah is the parent of a preschool-aged child and has worked to improve outcomes for children her entire adult life. After college she taught elementary school in the Baltimore City Public School System, then went on to attend law school to pursue her interest in education and education policy. While in law school, she ran and participated in a mentoring program that paired law students with children living in group homes. As an attorney in Boston, Sarah represented low-income parents diagnosed with mental illness attempting to get custody or visitation with their children in family law cases. Additionally, she provided pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence in family law cases and to indigent clients in appeals of unemployment benefits. She relocated to San Francisco with her wife in 2012 and shortly thereafter, her son--a 4th-generation San Franciscan--was born. Sarah has since been raising her son; taking Early Childhood Education classes at CCSF; working and volunteering at her son’s cooperative schools; and volunteering at La Raza Centro Legal SF defending tenants in eviction cases. She was a board member on at her son's cooperative preschool and currently sits on the board of Our Family Coalition, a nonprofit in San Francisco that advances equity for LGBTQ families.

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