School Leadership

Sara C. Ferguson

Ms. Ferguson is a proud third-generation educator. Prior to accepting the position of Assistant Principal for Instruction at Harrambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School, she was employed for over thirty years in the Chester Upland School District as a Classroom Teacher, Lead Teacher, Instructional Coach, Gifted Support Facilitator, and Principal.  Like her family before her, she sees education as a vehicle for change in our society.  “What’s done or left undone in classrooms across America will determine the course of students’ lives.  Ultimately, the survival of our society rests on the quality of our educational system.”

Ms. Ferguson has had the privilege of speaking in support of education nationally. In 2012 she was the guest of President Barack H. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union Address.  She has appeared on CNN Live, The Ed Schultz Show, and The Ellen Degeneres Show to speak on behalf of teachers and students nationwide.

Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Widener University, A Master of Education in Elementary Education from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Cabrini University, and has completed the coursework for her Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility from Saint Joseph’s University.  Ms. Ferguson holds valid Pennsylvania Department of Education Certificates in, Elementary Education K-6, English Education 7-12, and (Administration) Principal PK-12.

In her free time, Ms. Ferguson enjoys music, reading, theatre, sports, and movies. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She has also participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team in Training as a fundraising volunteer and has completed two half marathons with their team.

Sara C. Ferguson

Assistant Principal for Instruction