Sarah

 

Assistant Director For Assessment & Data Management
lafransl@jmu.edu
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Pronouns:
She/Her/Hers

Improving Student Learning and Engagement through intentional interventions and seeking knowledge and creating strategies to better understand and serve the audience that utilizes UCC.

My Career Journey

Originally from Pennsylvania, I grew up near Scranton PA (Where my Office fans at??) I received a bachelors in Biochemistry from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and decided that I loved working on a college campus so I decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where I worked as a Residence Hall Director for University Housing and found my passion within the world of data and assessment. Graduated during the Pandemic, worked for a year at Radford University as Hall Director and fostered my passion for assessment by getting involved with residential curriculum and student learning outcomes. I began my JMU journey in July when I started my role as the Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Management. I hope to one day be a collegiate professor and teach classes about student learning, curricular approach and assessment.

More About Me

3 words that describe me:

  • Cheeky
  • Enthusiastic
  • Gregarious

Some fun facts about me:

  • I love all water related activities. My favorite things are swimming and paddle boarding especially in lakes and at the ocean! I am SCUBA Certified and have been scuba diving 8 times (my older brother was a marine biologist for a while!)
  • My favorite food is PEROGIES! They are best homemade but can be really good frozen if you cook them on the stove with onions!
  • I was in marching band in highschool and college! Piccolo and Flute!
  • My favorite musical artist is Dave Matthews Band. I have a tradition of going to see him with my family each summer.

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