Office for Education Policy Executive Director
241 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-3773
Fax: (479) 575-3196
Sarah McKenzie is Executive Director of the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. The goal of the Office is to be a resource that aids state legislators, school board members, and other policymakers in thoughtful decision-making concerning K-12 education in the State of Arkansas. Sarah received her PhD from the University of Arkansas in Educational Statistics and Research Methods in 2009 and was awarded a Walton Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Award. She received her Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Mills College in 1994 and her B.A. in Literature from Claremont McKenna College.
Originally from Arizona, Dr. McKenzie was most recently the Director of Assessment, Research and Accountability for Fayetteville Public Schools. Sarah is a certified Phi Delta Kappa International Curriculum Auditor, and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on educational statistics. Previous experience includes the National Office for Research on Measurement and Evaluation Systems, Central’s Center for Children, and San Ramon Valley Unified School District in California. She lives in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, with her husband and two sons, Roy and Carter.