Sarah Weaver has over 13 years of teaching experience in both the public and private school settings. Educating students in the Sacramento and San Diego areas since 2001, Sarah drew upon her academic expertise and innate passion to educate others and began, Element E – Educational Mentoring and Consulting. Since then, she has contributed to the WASC accreditation of a premier San Diego private school, successfully written educational research grants, provided teacher training seminars and consulted for schools in Southern California, Nevada and Maine. Over the past 8 years, Sarah has been an active advocate for improving STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based education in elementary schools. She has raised awareness about STEAM through educational research, writing, training seminars and publications. Most recently, Sarah is oversaw an educational research project at The Scripps Research Institute that aims to train K-6 teachers in STEAM based topics. Additionally, Sarah works closely with home school students and families, providing them with organizational skills and providing independent or small group instruction.