Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in a large district in Maryland. She is the founder of the EduMatch organization, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published several collaborative and individual books. EduMatch is also a recognized Google for Education professional development partner.
Sarah serves as President on the Board of Directors for EduMatch Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit that supports grassroots work of students and educators. In addition, she is a co-author of the ISTE publication series, Closing the Gap, focusing on digital equity, as well as a Google Certified Innovator and trainer.
Sarah graduated from George Mason University with a doctoral degree in Education, and a concentration in International Education. She also holds a Master’s degree from Howard University in the field of Curriculum and Instruction.
Sarah was designated an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2016, and was recognized in EdTech Magazine’s 30 K-12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2020. In 2023, she was awarded Maryland Society for Educational Technology’s Outstanding Leader. She was named by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in 2015. She was part of the Technical Working Group that refreshed the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators in 2016-2017, and in 2017, she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” Award.