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Sarah W. Koren
Staff Attorney

Phone: (407) 317-3411
Email: Sarah.Koren@ocps.net 

Legal Assistant: Carolyn Schieferstine
Phone: (407) 317-3200 ext 2002964
Email: carolyn.schieferstine@ocps.net 


Sarah serves as a staff attorney in the Office of Legal Services where she specializes in exceptional student education and Office of Civil Rights student matters.  She also provides legal support in the areas of McKay Scholarship, testing, behavior support, restraint/seclusion, accommodations and transition.  Prior to joining the Office of Legal Services, Sarah served as an attorney in the Special Education and Mental Health Law Unit of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., where she represented dependent youth and families in special education, dependency, delinquency, and mental health matters. Prior to working at CLSMF, Sarah worked at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, as an Equal Justice Works Fellow/Guardian ad Litem Program Education Attorney representing the educational and dependency (foster care) needs of foster youth. 

Sarah has presented on the issues of educational advocacy to: Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program Attorneys, Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates; National Association of Counsel for Children; Department of Children and Families, Family Case Mangers; Orange County Public Schools, Foster Care Liaison Program; Pro-Bono Guardian ad Litem attorney trainings; and the Orange County Dependency Summit. 

She is a member of The Florida Bar Education Law Committee.


Education
University of Florida, BA in Elementary Education, Varying Exceptionalities
University of Florida, M.S., Education Leadership
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions
State of Florida
United States Middle District of Florida

Certifications
Florida Bar Certified in Education Law