Sara Schmidt-Kost is an out, queer teacher in Minneapolis, MN. She spent five years as a leader in the LGBT student organizations at St. Cloud State University where she completed her undergrad in Secondary Social Studies Education. Sara currently leads the after-school GSA at the high school where she teaches, and she is thankful for the opportunity to support her students as they grow into amazing adults. Sara has also created workshops on LGBT Issues in Schools and LGBT Curriculum in Social Studies and has presented these workshops to groups of Social Studies teachers, other educators, and students alike.
Sara’s Contributions to My Kid Is Gay
August 2018 – LGBTQ+ Books for the 2018-2019 School Year
July 2018 – Defining: Heteronormativity
April 2018 – How to Support Students During the Day of Silence
January 2018 – How to Handle Parental Censorship of LGBTQ Books
August 2017 – Can I Start a GSA as a Teacher?
April 2017 – How Do I Talk to My Students About the President?
September 2016 – Talking About Trans Bathroom Rights
July 2016 – Defining: Queer
July 2015 – Making Your Classroom More LGBTQ-Inclusive
August 2014 – Addressing Bullying in Schools
Read more of Sara’s advice on Everyone Is Gay!