Sarah is the Senior Director of Beacons & Youth & Teen Services for the Bayview YMCA. Sarah previously served as the Director of Education at a Jamestown Community Center in the Mission, a teacher coach, and a SFUSD high school Spanish teacher. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs/Latin American Studies from Lewis and Clark College, as well as her Master’s of Arts in Education in Teaching. Sarah has been the Beacon Director for Bayview Beacon Center at Phillip Burton High School for the 3 years.
Here are some special appreciations from her Executive Director, Principal, and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative:
“Sarah Ballard Hanson is a youth developer at heart who creates systems for better key stakeholder alignment. I appreciate Sarah for enforcing quality results and creating systems for us to do the work better together.” – Takija Gardner, Executive Director of Bayview YMCA
“Sarah is one of the hardest working people I have ever had the opportunity to work with. The Bayview Beacon at Burton High School is the right arm of Burton. Sarah ensures that Beacon is able to support Burton students in every way possible.” – Sam Bass, Principal at Phillip Burton High School
“Sarah is a dedicated Beacon Director, who brings the Beacon way and spirit to all of the sites she supervises. She is a fierce advocate and cares deeply about her staff and school communities.” – San Francisco Beacon Initiative
Thank you, Sarah for all that you do!