Sara White, Director
Sara White graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, and is in her twenty-first year as an Orchestra Director with Fulton County Schools. Mrs. White started with Roswell High School in 2006. Ms. White has served as Fine Arts Department Chair and the first teacher representative on the School Governance Council. She is also the sponsor of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
In the 2014-2015 school year, Mrs. White was awarded the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award from the National Society of High School Scholars. The Fulton County Board of Education formally recognized Mrs. White on November 20, 2014. She has also been recognized by MIT as being especially influential in student development.
Prior to joining Roswell High School, Mrs. White taught for nine years at several schools including Crabapple Middle School and Roswell North Elementary (both feed into Roswell High School). She was named teacher of the year for the 2003-2004 school year at Crabapple Middle School. Under the leadership of Mrs. Payne, Crabapple Middle School became the first school in the state of Georgia asked to produce "Make Your Own Radio Show" (MYORS) in conjunction with the famed "From the Top" series, hosted by Christopher O'Reilly on Public Radio International.
During the early years of her teaching career, Mrs. White received twelve grants including Fulton County Mini-Grants, CMS and RHS PTA Grants, and multiple Roswell Women's League Grants. Additionally, she was the Georgia Middle School Association (GMSA) Regional Grant winner in 2006 and preformed a world premiere of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" by Bill Dyson, to open the GMSA conference. Mrs. White continues to enjoy writing grants, most recently winning one for an iPad and one for a full classroom set of Expressive Techniques for Orchestra.
Mrs. White maintains a private teaching studio of violin and viola students and is an active member of the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra.