University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sara Elfering, Program Director

Sara Elfering began serving as the director of the MSPE program in August of 2016. In her role as Director, Sara oversees MSPE admissions, marketing, budgeting, program development and student relations.

Sara is a career educator who has spent the past 13 years working in public education. Prior to joining the MSPE team, Sara spent five years working as a building administrator and eight years as a classroom teacher, working closely with students, teachers, families and the community to help support student learning.

Sara encourages prospective students to contact her directly to discuss how the MSPE program helps equip practicing educators with the expertise and skills necessary to initiate and facilitate positive changes within their current positions, while providing a solid foundation from which they can continue to grow and develop both personally and professionally.