Sarah Hoffman has a proven track record delivering positive change to Edmonton. In 2010, she ran for school board fighting the ongoing closure of established schools. She defeated the incumbent trustee with 70 per cent of the vote. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Alberta.
As vice chair of the of Edmonton Public Schools, Hoffman was instrumental in bringing a moratorium on school closures. Along with a team of community-minded school trustees, she helped develop an inclusion policy to make LGBT students welcome in all schools – a first in the prairies. In 2012, her accomplishments led to her being elected chair of Edmonton Public Schools at the age of 32.
Hoffman was also a board member for the Alberta Association of Multicultural Education.