Dr. Sara Rawlinson, a resident of East Tennessee, earned a Doctor of Education in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. Her dissertation at UC, "A Study of Differences in Teacher Self-efficacy: Single-sex Compared to Mixed-sex Classrooms," investigated teacher self-efficacy related specifically to instructional strategies, student engagement, and classroom management practices. Dr. Rawlinson has 17 years of teaching experience at the middle school and community college levels in Texas and Tennessee. Her research interests are in the areas of single-sex education, teacher self-efficacy, and differentiated instruction. When not in the classroom, Dr. Rawlinson enjoys exploring the beautiful Smoky Mountains with her husband and two teenage children.

EdD Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2020
EdS Curriculum and Instruction, Lincoln Memorial University, 2012
MA Curriculum and Instruction, Trident University, 2011
BS Interdisciplinary Studies 4-8, 2004