Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator
Atlanta Public Schools
As the Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Dr. Sara Womack is creating an arts-rich district with arts-rich schools by providing opportunities for student engagement, building the capacity of teachers, and partnering with community organizations to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality, sequential arts education. Before journeying into administration, Dr. Womack served as an elementary music teacher in metro Birmingham, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), for 15 years. She earned a BS in music education, MA in music education, and MA in instructional leadership from UAB and a Doctor of Education degree in music education from the University of Georgia. Dr. Womack achieved National Board Certification in early and middle childhood music, served as President of the Alabama Music Educators Association and Southern Division of the National Association for Music Education, and currently serves the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) as Advocacy Chair. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and Pianos for Peace. Her accolades include the 2019 APS Schools First Award, the 2021 GMEA Administrative Leadership Award, the 2022 Georgia Art Education Association Supervision/Administration Award, and a 2022 Woodruff Arts Center Arts Education Honoree for her dedication to supporting the leaders, teachers, and students of Atlanta. She and her husband, Sean, enjoy traveling and hiking with their sons, Will and Mason.