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In addition to teaching at Texas A & M, Sarah is co-coordinator of the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education and has worked with social studies teachers across the nation to improve geography education. She teaches courses on human geography, the geography of Texas, and geography education. Sarah's research interests focus on cognition and geography. Sarah has taught social studies and geography in schools in rural, suburban, and urban settings in Illinios and Texas. She was formerly an associate editor for the Journal of Geography, a publication which focuses on teaching geography.

Sarah is also a program author for Houghton Mifflin's K-6 Social Studies series We the People.

Sarah notes, "The best way to learn geography is to do geography. Geography is not just a body of content to learn; it is a way of approaching problems, of seeing the world, and of applying a range of new skills to answer questions and develop new understanding."

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