Born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Sara Neiman coordinates our TechGirlz program outreach in Chicago. Prior to joining Creating IT Ready, Sara taught in Chicagoland schools for 7 years, first teaching social studies and writing and then teaching civil engagement to middle school students. On top of teaching, Sara has coached track, volleyball and basketball, and been an athletic director. She realized that throughout teaching, her true passion was to help others become successful and engaged citizens of the modern world. Sara attended Illinois State University and graduated in 2012 with a bachelors in secondary history education with an endorsement in middle-level education.