Consultant to Independent Schools
Education: MPA, Loyola College in Maryland
AB, Middlebury College
Sarah Daignault is an instructor at the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. She is teaching Master’s candidates about independent school finance. She also has a consulting practice working with schools and associations in the areas of operations, finance and governance.
Sarah spent 12 years as the Executive Director of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), an association dedicated to serving independent school business officers by providing professional development and information on independent schools finance and operations. Prior to founding NBOA, Sarah spent five years as the Business Officer at Friends School of Baltimore and four years as the Business Manager at Bryn Mawr School for Girls.
In addition to her experience in school finance and operations, she has extensive governance experience. During her 19 year tenure on the Board of Directors of the Madeira School in Virginia, Sarah was the President of the Board for eight years. She also chaired the Capital Campaign and the Head Search process. She serves on the Boards of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP). She has served on the Board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) as well as three other independent schools.