Sadie Gray

Director of Advancement Learning

“How do you know? It’s a question we need to ask more often, both of ourselves and of others. The power lies in its frankness – a straightforward expression of doubt and curiosity.” – Adam Grant, Think Again


Dr. Sadie Gray is GG+A’s Director of Advancement Learning. She plays a key role in positioning GG+A as a thought leader in Advancement Learning and applying industry best practices to the design and curation of practical curriculum and instructional materials. In addition to supporting professional development within the firm, she also recommends solutions to meet practice area goals and client needs, and partners with GG+A consultants and staff to deliver Advancement Learning products and services. Sadie brings nearly a decade of experience to her role, with expertise in change management strategies, data collection and success metrics, research and presentation, and project management. 

Prior to joining GG+A, Sadie was an Organizational Consultant for GenWHY Communications Strategies. In this role, she delivered professional development to various human resources, public relations, and community-building teams, and assisted clients in attracting, retaining, and developing employees. Sadie previously served as a literacy specialist and school administrator at multiple public and charter K-12 schools from rural Mississippi to Washington, D.C. In these roles, she oversaw data-tracking and monitored progress toward goals aligned with school-wide initiatives.   

Additionally, she was an Educational Policy Fellow at Teach Plus, an organization dedicated to elevating the voices of teacher leaders in legislative policy; and an adjunct faculty member in the English department at Penn Foster, an online education platform providing high school, college, and career coursework for students with special learning and behavioral needs. Sadie has also extended her enthusiasm for education and student empowerment by working part-time as an Executive Function Coach at Beyond BookSmart. 

Sadie completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Mississippi-Oxford, as well as her Doctor of Education in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University.  Sadie’s research includes a focus on large-scale philosophical shifts within the teaching profession concerning how the nature of the work is debated and discussed in the United States. Her works include: Do It for the Kids: A Phenomenological Examination of Martyrdom Philosophy in Teaching (2022) and a chapter in the educational resource book What Do We Mean By That?: Interrogating Familiar Expressions in Education (2024).  

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