Starr Sackstein started her teaching career at Far Rockaway High School. She spent nine years as a high school English and journalism teacher at World Journalism Preparatory School in Flushing, New York, where her students ran the multimedia news outlet WJPSnews.com. She is a certified Master Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and serves at the New York State Director to JEA to help advisers in New York better grow journalism programs.
Starr is the author of several books including: Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to be the Experts, Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How Do I Help Students Grow as Learners, Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless In a Traditional Grades School and just recently published her latest book entitled, From Teacher to Leader: Finding Your Way as a First-time Leader Without Losing Your Mind.
Starr blogs for Education Week Teacher at Work in Progress where she discusses all aspects of being a teacher and education reform. On Twitter, she co-moderates #sunchat and contributes to #NYedChat. She has made the Bammy Awards finals for Secondary High School Educator in 2014 and for blogging in 2015. She was named one of ASCD's Emerging Leaders Class of 2016.