Sarah Alvarez is the Senior Fellow in Public Art History at Smarthistory. She was previously the Director of School Programs in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago. In this role, Sarah oversaw professional development programs and curriculum resources for teachers, school partnership programs, museum-based experiences for K-12 students, and the Art Institute's docent program. Sarah actively engages in city-wide dialogue about quality arts education experiences for students and has published numerous articles about museum learning. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College and an M.A. in Art History from Rutgers University.