Sari Beth Rosenberg is a U.S. history teacher and writer. She is currently writing the new eleventh grade U.S. History curriculum for the New York City Department of Education with a small team of educators. Sari is also a frequent curriculum consultant at New-York Historical Society, recently contributing as the Teacher Developer for the “Hudson Rising” (2019) exhibit.
In March, she was awarded the 2019 Paul Gagnon Prize by the National Council for History Education. In addition, she was selected as one of New York City Department of Education’s #DOESheroes for Women’s History Month in March 2019.
Her most recent media appearances include TheSkimm’s Back To School series and Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum.” Last year, she wrote the #SheDidThat series for A&E Television Networks/Lifetime, daily women’s history posts and videos.
Sari has been teaching U.S. History at the High School for Environmental Studies, a public high school in NYC, for nearly 17 years. In 2015, she co-founded the Feminist Eagles, a feminist club for teens, with frequent high-profile guests. She holds a B.A. from Columbia and a M.A. from Columbia Teachers College.
She was nominated for this award by Dr. Yohuru Williams: “In New York, she is a tireless ambassador of US History, serving as a writer and reviewer. Through her national profile as a writer, she finds ways to make history accessible to a wider audience. As a sought-after contributor to video series for students, she demonstrates her passion and facility with teaching that has inspired countless students and made her a sought-after curriculum specialist. What I admire most about Sari is her boundless energy and desire to share history in any form. While she could easily be teaching at a university or dedicating her energies full time to public history, she is deeply committed to K-12 Education and has exhibited not only a deep concern but sincere joy in helping to shape curriculum.”
LATEST MEDIA APPEARANCES
In March 2019, Sari Rosenberg was celebrated as one of the #DOESheroes by the New York City Department of Education. She was recognized for her work as a U.S. History teacher and co-founder of the feminist club at her school, the Feminist Eagles. The campaign ran on the @NYCSchools social media channels.
In October 2018, she appeared in a series of videos for The Skimm’s #NoExcuses Get Out The Vote Initiative.
EDITOR & WRITER
For over a decade, Sari Beth Rosenberg has been writing about education, history and pop culture.
She currently writes the daily women's history #SheDidThat posts for Lifetime as well as the supporting scripts for social media.
She also recently did the research for the Lifetime and History video series, "Herstory History."
As the Mind+Body Editor for BELLA New York Magazine, she covered the latest news and trends in wellness and fitness. She also interviewed well-known celebrities, trainers, studio owners, health experts, nutritionists, doctors and other medical professionals.
Her other previous projects include digital copywriting and brand strategizing for Victorias Secret (including providing content for this interview with Charli XCX "On Loving The ‘90s & Breaking Fashion’s Rules" on the Official Victoria's Secret Tumblr Page).
She also blogged about the intersection of music and fitness for Mizzfit.com where she interviewed artists about their workout habits including Debbie Harry of Blondie and Lucius.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1997 (where she ran on the Varsity Cross Country and Track teams) and she received a Master of Arts in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2002.
She started her career in book publishing at Penguin Putnam as a marketing assistant for Ivan Held, the VP/Associate Publisher and Marketing Director for the Viking imprint of Penguin and who is now the President of Putnam, Dutton, and Berkley. As her first boss, he provided her with valuable lessons about the drive, creativity and passion that it takes to succeed in the media industry. Even though she was a mere assistant, he allowed her to attend "Hot Titles" meetings and gave me the opportunity to assist in the marketing and publicity campaigns for bestsellers like Bridget Jones's Diary and 48 Laws of Power. She went on to work in Artist Development and Relations for an internet start-up (Musicvision). At the height of the first dot-com boom, she worked with the sales team to provide dynamic digital content while also monetizing websites through advertising and sponsorship deals for some of the top teen pop stars of the late 1990’s, including *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and Hanson. In 2000, she provided exclusive content for a weekly *NSYNC newsletter for subscribers by interviewing *NSYNC members and management in order to support the *NSYNC@MSN service, a deal supported by Musicvision between Microsoft and *NSYNC.
In the autumn of 2016, I appeared in the new UFT (United Federation of Teachers) television advertisement that celebrated the dedication of teachers in our New York City public school system! With the backdrop of negative ads and disconcerting news, it was great to be a part of a positive message!
The ad highlighted the passion and dedication of New York City public school teachers.
The 30-second spot -- Rock Steady -- ran from September 23rd to October 7th on broadcast stations and cable television networks in the New York City area.
In addition to the presidential debate, it appeared on Morning Joe, Hardball, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Mets and Yankees games, The Voice and other widely watched programs.
Read more about the ad campaign in this New York Daily News article.