Sara Wolforth is a policy principal at AIR with expertise in state education policy. Most recently, Wolforth served as the co-director of the State Support Network, a four-year contract from the U.S. Department of Education to support states and districts in advancing school improvement efforts. Previously, Wolforth oversaw the Midwest Comprehensive Center and led needs sensing, outreach, and dissemination efforts for the Regional Educational Laboratory of the Midwest (REL Midwest). Wolforth contributed to several publications including a book chapter on funding strategies for making schools more safe, equitable, and engaging and a practical guide for developing principal evaluation systems. In her research, policy, and technical assistance work, Wolforth benefits from her experience as an educator, having taught in Chicago at the upper elementary and high school levels. Prior to entering the field of education, Wolforth was a practicing attorney.